The prime minister had pledged to construct the underpass, four days after Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, two students of the college, were killed as a bus ploughed into some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on the airport road on 29 July 2018.

Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation of the underpass on 12 August that year. Earlier, on 4 August that year, she provided five buses for the students of the college after the family members of the two students and the principal of the college met her on 2 August.

Three other completed projects are Sylhet City Bypass-Garrison Link 4-lane Highway, Balukhali (Cox’s Bazar)-Ghundhum (Bandarban) Border Link Road and 500-metre Bridge over Chengi river in Naniarchar, Rangamati.

Public representatives, government officials, army officers and other people concerned were connected with the inauguration event from three other places --the underpass area in Dhaka, Naniarchar and Sylhet Cantonment.

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader was present at the virtual event conducted by PM’s principal secretary Ahmad Kaikaus.

Chief of Army Staff SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, secretary of road transport and highways division Md Nazrul Islam, engineer in chief of Bangladesh Army Major General Ibne Fazal Shayekhuzzaman spoke on the occasion. The four projects were implemented by the Bangladesh Army.

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