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42Km Dhaka-Ctg highway to be made four-lane by Dec: Quader
DHAKA, Mar 13 (BSS) - Communication Minister Obaidul Quader today said the up-gradation work of 42 Km highway on Dhaka- Chittagong to turn the highway into four-lane will be completed by December this year.

Besides, another 80Km highway will be finished by March next
and the entire works will be done by December, 2013, he said
while addressing a discussion meeting as chief guest at the
National Press Club. Journalist Society for Human Rights and
Welfare organized the meeting.

The works to widen 19 risky and vulnerable spots of Dhaka-
Aricha highway with MS pipe and dividers have been started,
Obaidul Quader said .

The minister said the construction of over-bridges at the
risky and vulnerable spots on Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Aricha and
Dhaka- Sylhet highways will start soon.

Citing his ministry's initiative to control accident on the
highway, Quader said the highway police have been given 24 speed-
guns to prevent fast driving and 27 alcohol detector machine to
restrain the drivers from taking alcohol.

He said efficiency of the BRTA is being increased to produce
skilled drivers.

The ministry has taken initiative to upgrade the legal
framework through revising the 70-year-old motor vehicle act, he
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