On a regular outing to Mawa, the craze of youth and old alike, Dhaka-Bhanga highway is perhaps the only route to take. The evolution of a mundane, pothole-ridden road to an eight-lane expressway should never go unnoticed.
Dhaka-Bhanga Expressway aims to make communication easy for the people of 22 southwestern districts. Once the construction of Padma Bridge is completed, the expressway will come to be used in its full capacity.
Installation of Padma Bridge may sometime overshadow the impact of this superhighway. However, once after hitting the road, the grand scale of the asphalts offers not only comfort and sense of speed to the commuters but also giving a glimpse of the future, a more connected Bangladesh.
The 55-km long expressway having all the modern facilities was constructed aiming to reduce travel time as well as to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey.
The international standard eight-lane expressway having four-lane main expressway and four service lanes for plying low-speed vehicles will connect the country's southwestern part with the capital which will save travel time and facilitate smooth and uninterrupted vehicles movement.
According to the project details, the expressway has five flyovers, 19 underpasses, four railway overpasses, 25 bridges, four main bridges, 54 culverts, and two inter-changes which will contribute to the national economy by boosting trade and commerce in the country.
The expressway has been constructed on Dhaka-Khulna highway with an estimated cost of Tk 11003.90 crore taking the growing traffic volume into consideration for the next 20 years on this highway.