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PM opens underpass on Airport Road

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated a newly constructed pedestrian underpass adjacent to Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College under Dhaka Airport Highway, and three other projects implemented under the Road Transport and Highways Division.

Hasina opened the projects joining a programme virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB.

The Prime Minister had pledged to construct the underpass, four days after Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first-year students of the college, were killed as a bus ploughed into some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the capital on July 29, 2018.

Hasina laid the foundation of the underpass on August 12, 2018. On August 4 in that year, she provided five buses for the students of the college after the family members of the two students and the principal of the college met her on August 2.

Three other completed projects are Sylhet City Bypass-Garrison Link 4-lane Highway, Balukhali (Cox’s Bazar)-Ghundhum (Bandarban) Border Link-Road and 500-metre Bridge over Chengi River at Naniarchar in Rangamati district.

Public representatives, government officials, army officers and other people concerned were connected with the inauguration event from three other places –the underpass area in Dhaka, Naniarchar and Sylhet Cantonment.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was present at the virtual event conducted by PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus.

Chief of Army Staff SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Secretary of Road Transport and Highways Division Md Nazrul Islam, Engineer in chief of Bangladesh Army Major General Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman spoke on the occasion. The four projects implemented by the Bangladesh Army.

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