MRT Line 6
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has undertaken a project under DTCA namely Dhaka Mass Transit Development Project in order to implement MRT line-6 (Metro Rail) which was recommended in Strategic Transport Plan (STP). Basic design work was completed by 28 December 2014 and detail design work will come into an end by August 2016.
Route Alignment of MRT Line-6:
The route alignment of MRT line-6, stations and depot location have already been approved by the Government. The final alignment starts from Uttara where RajdhaniUnnayanKartripakhya (RAJUK) planned Uttara Phase 3 for development of residential and commercial plots/area and ends at Motijheel passing through Pallabi – Mirpur 10 – Begum RokeyaSharani – Khamarbari – Farmgate –Sonargaon –TSC-DoelChattar-Press Club-Paltan and Bangladesh Bank.
Proposed Stations of MRT Line-6:
There are 16 stations proposed for MRT line-6. The selected places for stations are Uttara, Pallabi, IMT (Institute of Medical Technology), Mirpur-10, Kazipara, Taltala, Agargaon, ChandrimaUddan, Farmgate, Sonargaon, National Museum, Bangla Academy, National Stadium and Bangladesh Bank.
Length of MRT Line-6:
The length of MRT Line-6 is 20.1 km
All the way MRT Line-6 will be elevated.
Rail Gauge: Standard Gauge (1435mm)
Electric Power: Overhead Centenary type, DC 1500V
Rolling Stock: Composition of 6 cars.
Maximum Speed: 100 km/hr, Design Speed: 110 km/hr Average Speed: 30 km/hr
Headway: 3 minutes 30 Seconds
Passenger Carrying Capacity: 60,000 person/hr/both ways
Project Progress: (up to 31 October 2015)
1) Survey Study:
2) Ongoing Survey:
3) Contract Package:
The estimated cost of Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development (DMRTD) Project, which has formed to implement MRT line-6, is:
Total = 23,22,361.79 lakh taka,
GOB = 6,63,624.09 lakh taka
Project Assistance (JICA) = 16,58,737.88 lakh taka.