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Metro rail: Shewrapara, Uttara South stations now open to public

31 March 2023
Metro rail: Shewrapara, Uttara South stations now open to public

UNB, Dhaka :

Metro rail’s Shewrapara and Uttara South stations opened to the public on Friday.

With the opening of the two stations, all 9 stations on the Uttara-Agargaon route are now operational.

Meanwhile, MAN Siddique, the managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) said metro rail will run from 8 am to 2 pm instead of 8:30 am to 12:30 pm from April 5.

“Considering the passengers' demand and aiming to provide more services, the timing has been changed,” he said in a press conference on Thursday.

He also said the metro rail will start in full swing from July this year and people can enjoy the metro service from dawn to midnight.

According to DMTCL, the operation from Uttara to Motijheel may start by the end of 2024, and Kamalapur by 2025. By December 2024, the metro rail will start operation from Agargaon to Kamalapur route with 24 trains.

December 28, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the country's first-ever elevated metro rail, setting a communication milestone in the country.

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