Hon’ble Prime Minister opens newly built bridges on the rivers Teesta and Titas

HonourablePrime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sheikh Hasina inaugurated two new bridges-one inthe northern district Rangpur and another in eastern district Brahmanbaria. ThePrime Minister formally opened the bridges to traffic through a videoconferencing from Ganabhaban on 16 September 2018. The 850 meters long and9.6-meter wide “Sheikh Hasina Teesta Bridge” with 17 spans has been constructedby Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) at a cost of 123 crores and51 lakh taka. The bridge will help faster communication with neighboringcountries like India, Nepal and Bhutan via Burimari land port at Lalmonirhat.It will also usher in a new era of development in agriculture and import-exportas well as in the expansion of education, health services and tourism.

The newly constructed Y shaped “Sheikh Hasina Titas Bridge” has been built onthe confluence of the Titas river and its channels at Bancharampur upazila ofBrahmanbaria district and the Homna upazila under Cumilla district. The firstever Y shaped bridge constructed in the country has facilitated inuninterrupted road communications between Bancharampur, Homna and MuradnagarUpazilas. It has reduced the distance between Bancharampur upazila sadar andBrahmanbaria district headquarters by 12 kilometers and the distance betweenHomna and Cumilla city by 10 to 12 kilometers. Similarly, the distance betweenGausia point of Narayanganj district and capital’s Hazrat ShahjalalInternational Airport via Dhaka’s Purbachal has been shortened by nearly 35 kilometers.The 771 meters long and 8.10-meter wide “Sheikh Hasina Titas Bridge” has beenbuilt at a cost of 99 crore 86 lakh taka. It may be mentioned that provisionslike footpath for pedestrians and electric lights have been installed in boththe bridges for safe movement of vehicles. Adequate vertical clearance has beenmaintained from the highest flood level for safe navigation. The bridge hasconnected with the road.
Hon'ble Minister
Hon'ble State Minister
Senior Secretary

Mr. Helal Uddin Ahmed
Chief Engineer, LGED