The first set of metro rail having 6 coaches will reach Uttara rail depot on April 23 as a ship carrying the train set will leave Kobe port, Japan for Mongla on Thursday.
"The third-party trial run of the train set has already been completed and a ship carrying the set is heading towards Kobe port from where the train will be sent to Mongla port on a mother vessel, Managing Director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) MAN Siddique told BSS here on Wednesday.
According to the project details, integrated tests of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-6 will be carried out before formal operation and the trial runs will also be carried out after integrated test of the metro rail sets.
According to the project details, the length of the metro rail route up to Motijheel was 20.10 km. But now it has been extended to Kamalapur Railway Station by 1.16 km. As a result, the number of stations was also increased to 16.
There will be a total of 16 stations on the 21 km route of the Mass Rapid Transit-MRT Line-6. The stations are: Uttara North, Uttara Center, Uttara South, Pallabi, Mirpur-11, Mirpur-10, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Agargaon, Bijoy Sarawni, Framgate, Karwan Bazar, Shahbag, Dhaka University, Bangladesh Secretariat and Motijheel.