Infrastructure development is one of the top priorities of a country's
economic progress. Planned and well connected infrastructure services attract
foreign direct investments and boost local investments. To meet the present and future
demand for infrastructure development, developing and least developed countries like
Bangladesh always face scarcity of their own resources. Therefore, to accelerate
infrastructure development, the Government has encouraged private sector participation
in infrastructure projects. The first such project is the Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover project
in Dhaka which is to be implemented on a Build, Operate,
Own and Transfer (BOOT) basis.
With the vision to be among the leaders in infrastructure development, Orion Group incorporated Orion group, a concession company to bid for the Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover Project. After a highly competitive bidding, Orion Group was awarded the concession to design, construct, maintain and operate the Flyover. The Concession Agreement, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, was sealed on June 21, 2005.
This hi-tech capital intensive project is going to be the first Private Public Partnership (PPP) project in Bangladesh.
After their commencement the present government as a step to encourage private investments took necessary actions to introduce Private Public Partnership (PPP) in the infrastructure sector of the country. In this vision, the government has taken decisive initiatives to complete the construction of the Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover on priority basis.
Orion group was awarded the Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover Project on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis. This modern spectrum will be the first BOOT basis private investment project and also the first PPP project of the country.
This long expected 9 km long four lane wide mega structure will not only mitigate the congestions of traffics but also will be beneficial for the economic development of the country. This would be a breakthrough-structure with state-of-the-art architecture and would be its own kind in Bangladesh.
Description of the Project:
|Name of the Project:||Jatrabari-Gulistan Flyover Project on BOOT Basis|
|Line Ministry:||Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperation|
|Govt. Executing Agency:||JDhaka City Corporation|
|Design Review & Finalization Consultant:||Consulting Engineering Services (India) Pvt.|
|Design Review & Finalization Consultant:||Consulting Engineering Services (India) Pvt.Ltd. in association with DCC, Devcon, DUL.|
|Supervision Consultant:||Consulting Engineering Private Limited.|
|Concessionaries Contractor:||Simplex Infrastructure Ltd. India.|
Salient Features of the Flyover
- Total length including ramps 9 km.
- 13 Ramps (6 entry ramps, 7 exit ramps) to connect with existing road network and bus terminal.
- Pre- cast; pre stress segmental box type Superstructure.
- 4 lane divided carriageway for movement of traffic in both the directions.
- Minimum clear height along the carriageway under the flyover will be 5.5 m in accordance with the AASHTO, IRC and 7.2 m at level crossing in accordance with Bangladesh railway.
It was decided that the flyover will begin from the crossing of the Nawabpur Project Description:Road and Fazle Rabbi Road. The alignment will follow Sahid Dr. Fazle Rabbi Road, keeping Gulistan garden, Bangabhaban and Rajdhani Market on the left. It will intersect the Hatkhola Road at the Tikatuli crossing. The alignment will also intersect Atish Dipankar Road at the Saidabad crossing and intersect the Dhaka – Narayaganj Road at the Jatrabari crossing after crossing the Khal Bridge. It will end on Mukti Sarani towards Chittagong. But after the modification of the plan the project the two end of the flyover has been extended to the Shanir Akhra of Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, Polashi, Narayangonj Link Road.
Benefits of the Project:
- Ease/Reduce the traffic congestion of the southern part of Dhaka city.
- Establish improved and faster road connectivity with 30 districts including Chittagong and Padma Multipurpose Bridge connecting road.
- Utility infrastructure like water supply, electricity, gas etc. will be significantly developed.
- Contribute towards national economy development & future investment.