SMEC has been appointed by the Roads and Highways Department in Dhaka, Bangladesh to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services on a key pedestrian tunnel that will connect the Airport Railway Station and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Station to the passenger terminals of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

The tunnel will be 620m in length and have shops and restaurants inside. It will enable multi-modal connectivity including connection to a future mass rapid transit (MRT) station.

Advanced construction methods, including Trenchless Tunnelling Techniques, will be implemented to build what will be the first pedestrian tunnel of its kind in Bangladesh. The mechanised tunnel solution was conceptualised by Richard Hinchliffe, SMEC Technical Principal, Tunnels, as a means of avoiding excavation by busy roads.

We are pleased to partner with our clients, specialists and government policy makers to develop sustainable transport solutions for the communities of Dhaka.

Image: SMEC’s senior technical leads on the project pose with chief engineers from the Roads and Highways Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh.