Govt plans to upgrade all highways into four lanes, Quader tells JS
The government has a plan to upgrade all the regional and district highways into four lanes in phase. “Government’s first priority is to upgrade the national highways into four lanes… then regional and district highways will be upgraded into four lanes in phases,” said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader while responding to a starred mark question placed by treasury bench lawmaker AKM Shahjahan Kamal of Lakhipur-3 in the Jatiya Sangsad here today.
A total of 3,906.03 kilometers national highways, 4,766.91 kilometers regional and 13,423.36 kilometers district highways are under the Road and Highway Department (RHD) in sixty-four districts, said the minister in the House.
Dhaka-Chattagram and Dhaka-Mymensingh national highways have already been upgraded into four lanes, he said, adding that up-gradation work of the Dhaka-Tangail national highway into four lanes is now at the finishing stage. The work to upgrade the Dhaka-Sylhet national highway will begin soon at the field level, the minister explained in the JS.