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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #41
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I believe Dhaka - Chittagong is currently upgraded to a dual carriageway, but it is surely not a freeway.

Bangladesh probably has the worst road network relative to its population in Asia. There are very few bridges to connect the various parts of the country and the roads that do exist run through numerous villages and urban areas. Dhaka is a huge city but has almost no high-standard roads.
Remember that it's one of the poorest country in the world with only 2 motor vehicle for 1000 inhabitants. So I don't think a motorway network is needed, even having paved roads between towns is a great thing.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #42
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With over 160 million inhabitants on a relatively small area you need good roads even with low motorization rates.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:41 AM   #43
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Yes, just check the BD forum - DAC-CTG highway is four-lane divided at-grade highway, not a controlled-access higway. It's still better than nothing. Despite the fact that the distance between the two cities is only about 200 km, it can take up to half-a-day to travel that distance by road. It's almost faster at times to take a train.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #44
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New Expressway (or at least multilane highway) under construction north of Dhaka.

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Old September 23rd, 2013, 09:22 PM   #45
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Dhaka Elevated Expressway

The construction of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway was supposed to start this summer, but has been postponed due to ongoing design issues.

http://www.dhakatribune.com/developm...-distant-dream
In the first phase 8-km route from Shahjalal International Airport to Tejgaon would be constructed. Another 8-km from Tejgaon to Kamalapur and a 7-km route from Kamalapur to Kutubkhali near Dhaka-Chittagong highway would be completed in second and third phases respectively.
This would create a north-south expressway from the airport via the center to southastern Dhaka. Some elevated segments are already under construction on the Dhaka - Chittagong highway, but do not seem to be part of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway project.
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Any road update or news ?
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Old June 5th, 2014, 09:41 PM   #47
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Padma Bridge

Padma Bridge to be ready by 2018

The 6.5-kilometer Padma Multipurpose Bridge will be constructed by 2018, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said in his budget speech Thursday terming it the government’s top priority project, according to a news agency .

“The construction of Padma Bridge is underway despite myriads of difficulties. The construction of approach roads from both directions is progressing well,” he said in placing the FY2014-15 national budget in parliament.

He expressed the hope that the construction of main bridge will start this month and the engagement of contractors for river training will take place in July-August.
Full report: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2014/06/05/38031
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 10:52 PM   #48
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Google Street View has been launched in Bangladesh. Mainly Dhaka and Chittagong, plus the N1 (Dhaka - Chittagong Highway).

Traffic seems to be very chaotic.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 11:10 PM   #49
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My first attemp to explore a Bengali street revealed this.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 11:16 PM   #50
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Not only traffic is chaotic, also electricity network.
https://www.google.rs/maps/@23.81136...wx8BjKdzpg!2e0
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Old January 25th, 2015, 01:42 PM   #51
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The construction of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway was supposed to start this summer, but has been postponed due to ongoing design issues.

http://www.dhakatribune.com/developm...-distant-dream
In the first phase 8-km route from Shahjalal International Airport to Tejgaon would be constructed. Another 8-km from Tejgaon to Kamalapur and a 7-km route from Kamalapur to Kutubkhali near Dhaka-Chittagong highway would be completed in second and third phases respectively.
This would create a north-south expressway from the airport via the center to southastern Dhaka. Some elevated segments are already under construction on the Dhaka - Chittagong highway, but do not seem to be part of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway project.
2013 Google Street View imagery shows the Dhaka-Chittagong part of this road still U/C, but it looks finished on satellite images. Any news about it?
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Old January 25th, 2015, 02:05 PM   #52
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Bangladesh National Highway 'N1' price tag goes up. and that is what the problem is, allocating funds for these major projects.

Price tag for Dhaka-Chittagong 4-lane highway goes up again - See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/banglade....83zRisRk.dpuf
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N1 is the most important highway - linking Dhaka to Chittagong, yet we can't upgrade it effectively and efficiently. But N2 is also important - linking Dhaka to the booming city of Sylhet, and we also need to takes steps to make an efficient highway here, but I guess one at a time right? World Bank couldn't even do a good job with the N2, dubbed 'the worlds deadliest road' so what does Bangladesh think they can do? We need German engineers cause the can make, built to last infrastructure.

I'm sure they'll be another national highway from after the padma bridge has been constructed, this will also be an important bloodline for the economy and I just hope they get some good engineers to build these new roads. (The new highway will be from Dhaka to Khulna, I'm hoping. and is said to lift the current GDP (6%) up by 1.2%)
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:22 AM   #54
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Why is there freaking Google Street view in Bangladesh?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #55
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And why not? Does being able to see the country annoy you?
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:37 PM   #56
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No I'm not annoyed, just surprised. It's nice to see google streetview expand in unexpected places like Bangeladesh or Bhutan.
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Old January 31st, 2015, 02:46 AM   #57
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My first attemp to explore a Bengali street revealed this.
It seems that the Dhaka-Chittagong highway was being upgraded to dual carriageway in 2013. Any news now regarding that? Has it been completed?
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Old February 15th, 2015, 06:49 AM   #58
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A sign with a road number on it
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Old December 13th, 2015, 05:15 AM   #59
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A section of the N3 in Mymensingh district, going south through the borough of Trishal towards Dhaka. The narrowing back to single-carriageway at the end is rather...abrupt. But this is really by far the best looking highway in BD.

(not my video btw...I take no responsibilty for the soundtrack by Linkin Park)

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