As part of its move to ease the nagging traffic jams in two major cities, the government is going to construct another flyover in the capital and an elevated expressway in Chittagong, reports news agency UNB.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith came up with the disclosure while presenting the national budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 on Thursday in the Parliament.
“With a view to reducing traffic congestion in the city of Chittagong, an initiative has been taken to construct a 16-km long elevated expressway from Lalkhan Bazar to Shah Amanat Airport,” he said.
Alongside, Muhith said a 12-km flyover from Shantinagar to Dhaka-Mawa road will be built to improve traffic congestion of the capital city.
Given that there is no alternative to improved institutional training for drivers for easing traffic congestion and preventing road accidents, the minister said the government has planned to establish one new Driver Testing and Training Centre in each divisional city.