Dhaka Metro Mass Rapid Transit System
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd has set out to introduce a modern public transport system that is fast, safe, reliable, comfortable, and electrically operated. Metro Line 5 (South) is also one of the first underground metro lines proposed for Dhaka. Comprising 16 stations, it will extend the cities mass rapid transit network by approximately 17km

In a mega city like Dhaka, reaching consensus on the route alignment required extensive stakeholder engagement to check interfaces with other infrastructure projects. The team has successfully achieved this milestone and is now developing the engineering design. A key focus will be to minimise the impact of severe traffic congestion during construction and mitigate social impacts through resettlement planning. The proposed alignment passes below the famous Hatirjheel lake, adding to the complexity of the tunnel section.


In 2021, SMEC delivered the detailed feasibility study, including the technical feasibility assessment and engineering design framework for every aspect of the project. Once built, the Dhaka metro will drastically change the way public transport is perceived in the country and help in easing out traffic congestion on the road.

of tunnel and 12 underground stations
of elevated viaduct and four elevated stations


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