Bangladesh Railway on Tuesday signed an agreement with an Indo-Bangla joint venture company to build a dual-gauge railway line between Pabna’s Ishwardi and Rooppur power plant, the country`s first nuclear plant.
The 26.5 kilometre dual gague line including 4.50 km loop-line will carry goods and machineries to the plant. The project will be implemented at the cost of Tk 297.55 crore within next 18 months.
The project also include construction of a railway station, 13 level crossings and seven box culverts along with purchase and establishment of a computer-based color light signaling system.
According to the contract, the project will be completed within 18 months.
Mojibur Rahman, general manager (West) of Bangladesh Railway, signed the deal on behalf of Bangladesh Railway at Rail Bhaban in the capital in presence of Railways Minister Mujibul Haque.
Suvash Chandra Hawlader, managing director of Standard Engineers Ltd, signed on behalf of Indo-Bangla joint venture company – Standard Engineers Ltd – Castle Construction Ltd of Bangladesh, and GTP Infra Projects Ltd of India.
Railways minister Md Mazibul Hoque chaired the signing ceremony.
Railways Minister Muzibul Hoque was present as the chief guest while Railways Secretary Mofazzel Hossain presided over the programme.