Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on Monday launched its bus service on the Uttara-Farmgate route via Dhaka Elevated Expressway.
Road Transport and Highways Division secretary ABM Amin Ullah Nuri inaugurated the bus service at Manik Mia Avenue in the capital. Chairman of BRTC Md Tajul Islam was also present.
After the inauguration, the first bus left from Farmgate’s Khejur Bagan Golchattar for Uttara Jasimuddin Road at 11:25am.
Initially, a total of eight buses will carry passengers and commuters can board the buses from both ends of the expressway.
The buses will run all day from 7am in the morning and will continue as long as passengers are available.
The fare from Khejur Bagan to the Airport is Tk 35 for 15km and the fare for 17km to Jasimuddin has been set at Tk 40. The per km fare comes to Tk 2.45. As there is e-ticketing, there is no scope for charging extra fare.
On September 2, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Airport-Farmgate segment of Dhaka Elevated Expressway.
About 80,000 vehicles will be able to use Dhaka Elevated Expressway every day once it is completed, project officials said.
When fully completed, the Dhaka Elevated Expressway will run from the capital’s Kawla to Kutubkhali area of Dhaka-Chattogram highway via Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Moghbazar-Kamalapur-Sayedabad-Jatrabari, according to Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
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