Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that another feather was added to the crown of Bangalee’s pride and Bangladesh’s development with the opening of the country’s first-ever metro rail, vowing to build a prosperous “Smart Bangladesh” by 2041 confronting all odds.
“One more feather after the Padma Bridge was added to the journey of Bangladesh’s development with inaugurating the metro rail,” she said.
The prime minister made the remark in a civic rally at the Diabari Playground in Uttara after opening the metro rail.
She said her government has brightened the country’s image across the globe by building the Padma Bridge with its own finances.
“With the opening of the metro rail, the country has entered into the electric, remote-controlled and fastest-ever communication era,” she added.
The prime minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present at the inaugural function.
Later, the prime minister and her younger sister took the first official ride of the Metro Rail from Diabari (Uttara North) to Agargaon stations after buying tickets.
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina released a commemorative banknote of TK 50 to mark the opening of the metro rail.
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