Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cumilla Noakhali regional highway up-gradation into Four Lane

Cumilla to Noakhali is one of the important regional highways in the country which is going to be upgrade to four lanes. Recently upgrading to Cumilla - Noakhali Regional Highway four lane has been started to resolve the traffic congestion on this road. New speed will come in road communication therefore business and commerce in this area. People from all over the country including Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni and Laxmipur districts will get benefits of communication through this highway.

On October 2017 the BDT 21.7 billion project for upgrading the Comilla - Noakhali regional highway to four lanes has been approved with other projects by the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.

The Four Lane up gradation work starting from Tomsom Bridge, Comilla to - Noakhali (Begumganj) regional highway from Ch. 28+100 km to Ch. 44+100 km (Lalmai – Laksham - Sonaimuri Regional Highway, R-141, Ch.17+000 to 33+000) under Road Division, Comilla.

This new four-lane under construction project has a canal beside from Laksam to Begumganj. According to the Roads and Highways Department of Comilla, total 59 kilometers of the four-lane highway has been started from Comilla city to Begumganj, Noakhali district.

The up gradation work started in September, 2018 and expected to end in June 2020. Its expenditure has been estimated at BDT Two thousand One hundred Seventy crores only. The land acquisition will cost around BDT 1100 crores.

The whole work is ongoing in five different packages. Four packages are in Comilla part and one package is in Noakhali part. Among all of them a small package has finished in Laksam area. Two packages in Comilla area are in progress. Another package work will start recently after the acquisition of land.

Meanwhile, the work of Noakhali area has been re-tendered. Contracting firm Shamim Enterprise and National Development Engineering, together working to up-gradation of Comilla part. Taher Brothers, Rana Builders and Hassan Builders working jointly in Laksam area.

In Khila, Manoharganj Upazila of Comilla, the soil is filled from the inside of the canal to raise the passage of the road along the canal. This will weaken the base of the road. The road may collapse. However, an official of the organization said, the allegation of placing soft soil in excess of the road is not correct.

Roads and Highways Department Comilla Executive Engineer Mofazzal Haider said, the road to the level of sand and dug at the level will be extended. Up-gradation of Comilla-Noakhali Regional Highway Four Lane is an important project. So we are monitoring the quality of work very seriously. There is no scope for irregularity in the work here.

Please visit the official web portal of Bangladesh Roads & Highway department for information regarding this project.

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