The MRT-6 line, the first metro rail in Dhaka, has opened two more stations, connecting all stops along the Uttara-Agargaon line.
The Shewrapara and Uttara South stations became operational at 8:30 am on Friday. Now, all stations on the route are open to passengers.
“Passengers began to use those two stations,” said MAN Siddique, managing director of the Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Company.
The nine stations are Uttara North (Diyabari), Uttara Centre, Uttara South, Pallabi, Mirpur-11, Mirpur-10, Kazipara, Shewrapara and Agargaon.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Metro Rail Line-6 section from Uttara to Agargaon on Dec 28. Once the entire line is finished, it will span 21 kilometres of elevated rail tracks to Kamalapur.
The metro rail authorities said the trains would run from 8:30 am to 12 pm for now, and the operational time will be extended to 2 pm from Apr 5. From July, the trains will run from early morning to midnight.