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2018-10-13 00:02:40 BdST

Gazipur Hi-Tech Park rail station to be inaugurated in October


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A modern railway station, at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City, will be inaugurated in Kaliakair, Gazipur.

According to railway sources, the station will be inaugurated this month.

This station will play an important role in facilitating commutes.Hi-Tech City’s authorities will primarily benefit from the additions, while as Hi-Tech City’s graduates and the company's officials will be able to travel as well. The train will also supply several important goods.

Railway Divisional Manager (Pakshi) Nazmul Islam said: "The Kaliakair i-tech railway station will be inaugurated this month. All preparations by Bangladesh Railway are complete.

“There will also be a special train for the hi-tech park. Everything will be implemented, gradually, here, in the future—to keep development activities dynamic.

“Bangladesh Railway has yet to make any decisions on whether all trains will stop here.”

He said regular passengers can also travel through this station—in addition to those who are interested in hi-tech. A prominent government official will inaugurate this station.

According to railway authority sources, the construction of the station, at a cost of over Tk48.5 crores, near the hi-tech park, has ended. A modern rail station, station building, and advanced signaling system have been built.

Designated Officer Engineer of Hi-Tech Park Obaid Hossain said: "The Kaliakair rail station is mainly constructed so that passengers can travel faster to Hi-Tech City, from different places, without facing traffic congestion."

He said cargo trains will be available to transport Hi-Tech City’s goods.

According to Hi-Tech City authorities, the park has been established on 232 acres of land, in Goyalbathan area of Gazipur's Kaliakair, near the Dhaka-Tangail Highway.

A railway line has been constructed through the park to go to the northern part of the country—improving links to Dhaka.

Work to build the infrastructure – including administrative buildings and roads– of the park has begun; and the installation of technology-related equipment is ongoing.

The 232-acre land, of the largest hi-tech park in Bangladesh, has been divided into five blocks: The first block will have an administrative building, hospital, custom house, school-college, bank, and shopping mall; the second block will be residential; the third block will have an industrial area, convention centre, and hotel; the fourth block will have industrial area and helipad; and the fifth block will have industrial area and water treatment plant.

In the next 10 years, around 70,000 people will be employed by this hi-tech park. This project will play an important role in the need for a highly-powerful data centre— in order to improve the: efficiency, transparency, accountability, and service of work, through the use of information technology in public administration.

The implementation of these projects will increase the number of visitors to Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City.

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