Metro Rail’s 10 more compartments arrive at Mongla Port


GBNews24 Desk//

MV Horizon 9, a general cargo ship carrying Panama flag, has anchored at Mongla Port with 10 more comoartments and two engines of Metro Rail.
The ship arrived at Mongla Port on Tuesday (July 20) after leaving Kobe Port in Japan on July 2.

Harbour Master Commander of Mongla Port Authority Sheikh Fakhar Uddin confirmed journalists about it.

It is learnt that the ship carrying Metro Rail compartments has anchored at Jetty No. 7 of Mongla Port to unload the compartments and engines. However, the clearing and forwarding (C&F) agent of the ship said the compartments and engines would be unloaded after customs formalities following Eid holidays.

After unloading the compartments and engines, those will be transported to the Metro Rail Depot at Diabari area in Dhaka’s Uttara by barges from Mongla Port.

Harbour Master Commander of Mongla Port Authority Sheikh Fakhar Uddin also said earlier on March 31 last MV SPN Bangkok brought six compartments and relevant spare parts at Mongla Port, while MV Ocean Grace commercial ship brought six more compartments and spare parts at Mongla Port from Kobe Port on May 5.

According to the Metro Rail project, the length of the metro rail route up to Motijheel was 20.1 km. But now it has been extended to Kamalapur Railway Station by 1.16 km. As a result, the number of stations has also increased to 16.

There will be a total of 16 stations on the 21km route of the Mass Rapid Transit-MRT Line 6.

The stations are Uttara North, Uttara Center, Uttara South, Pallabi, Mirpur 11, Mirpur 10, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Agargaon, Bijoy Sarani, Farmgate, Karwan Bazar, Shahbag, Dhaka University, Bangladesh Secretariat and Motijheel.

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