Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the Badda U-loop (North U-loop) under Hatirjheel integrated development project on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Dhaka, Jul 28 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the Badda U-loop (North U-loop) under Hatirjheel integrated development project, which is expected to ease traffic movement.
After the inauguration, the Prime Minister toured the U-loop in her vehicle.
This U-loop will ease vehicular movement from Pragati Sarani, Aftab Nagar and Rampura towards Malibagh area.
As part of the Hatirjheel integrated development project, there were plans to build two U-loops in Rampura and Badda areas to help passengers rid of the nagging traffic gridlock.
The U-loop in Rampura was opened on June 25, 2016.
The Badda U-loop will contribute largely to easing traffic congestions the way the Rampura U-loop did, project officials said.
According to them, the Badda U-loop, which cost approximately Tk 33 crore to be built, is 458.50-metre long and 10-metre wide.
With the Badda U-loop inauguration, the roads from Merul Badda to Kuril are now free from U-turns.
Besides, vehicles bound for Rampura, Banasree or Aftabnagar can change their lanes easily.