Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated of the first part of the ongoing Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover Project from Satrasta to Ramna police station point.
She opened the 2.11-km part of the 8.7-km flyover to traffic through unveiling a plaque.
The flyover is being constructed in three parts- from Holy Family Hospital to Tejgaon; Kakrail to Rampura; and Mouchak to Banglamotor - in an effort to ease traffic congestions between the city’s northern and southern parts.
The project work, which was scheduled to be completed by December 2015, started in 2013 instead of the original schedule of 2011. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the inauguration stone on February 16, 2013.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) first approved the project on March 8, 2011 involving Tk 772.70 crore.
In January last, Ecnec approved the revision of the gigantic project with an extension of 18 months and increased cost of Tk 446.20 crore, raising the overall project cost to Tk 1218.90 crore.