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.
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd