18 November 2020

SYSTRA has been awarded another contract for the Dhaka Metro Mass Rapid Transit, a metro rail system being developed in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

On behalf of our client the Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), our teams in India will provide Consulting Services for Detailed Design, Tender Assistance and Construction Supervision for the Northern Route of Line-5 of the Dhaka Metro. SYSTRA is working in partnership with several consultants and has the largest share in the project after the Japanese firm Nippon Koei Co. Ltd.

We are delighted to have won yet another contract to work on the Dhaka Metro, a clear indication of our client’s confidence in our abilities. Our teams have vast knowledge and experience of working on metro networks and we look forward to offering our services on future assignments for this high-profile project.

Nilanjan-Sen Gupta, Assistant Vice President – Business Development at SYSTRA

A strategic project with a range of benefits

The Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project is part of the Strategic Transport Plan, an initiative implemented by the Bangladeshi government’s Transport Coordination Authority. SYSTRA was awarded two contracts for the Dhaka Metro Line-6 in 2018, followed by another contract for the Dhaka Metro Line-1 in 2019.

The aim of the project is to ease traffic congestion and improve air pollution in Dhaka, thereby contributing to regional economic development and improvement of the urban environment. Passengers will benefit from a modern, safe, reliable transport system that is integrated with other systems, notably buses and regional trains.

The government aims to build five metro lines in the capital and surrounding area by 2030. The 20.1km MRT Line 6, the city’s first line, is expected to open in December 2021 to coincide with the country’s golden jubilee (50 years) of independence.

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