Thursday, March 29, 2007

Khilgaon flyover, Dhaka

In 2002 - flyover under construction


Birds' eye view of the Khilgaon flyover

Photo credit: tmac

A train on the move

Labyrinth - known as 'Jilapir pyanch' (the convolution of a Jilapi)

Khilgaon, near 'Bishwa' road

Khilgaon Flyover:
To ease the nagging traffic congestion in the city center, the country's second and biggest fly-over was constructed at the busy road-rail intersection near Khilgaon, connecting Rajarbagh in the south, Malibagh in the west and Sayedabad in the east. According to the LGED, people of the eastern region of Dhaka had to lose three and a half hours everyday, as the rail crossing would close around 72 times a day to allow passage of trains. Those people are now able to move without much delay.

Construction of this 1.9-Km long and 14-metre wide flyover, having 543 piles, began in 2001 at a cost of Tk 81.75 crore, including expenses for land acquisition and compensation to the affected people. The flyover has a 780-metre main bridge and three ramps. The length of the flyover towards Sayedabad is 303 metres, Malibagh 190 metres and Rajarbagh 285 metres. The ramp towards Sayedabad is 220 metres, Malibagh 202 metres and Rajarbagh 222 metres. The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) built and opened to traffic in March 2005.


Anonymous said...

Excellent pictures. I know you add captions to all your pictures and it helps us immensely to really understand what we are looking at.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

How many spans or pillers does it have?

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