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Tk 2500 cr City Outer Ring Road to be opened for traffic by June next year: CDA Chairman

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09th-Sep-2018       
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Sarwaruddin, Chattogram Bureau :
The  underconstruction  Chattogram City Outer Ring Road  is expected to be opened for traffic by the end  of next year. The construction works of one of the biggest projects of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) - City Outer  Ring Road (CORR)  is nearing completion.
The estimated cost of the   4-lane  17 kilometers long  CORR   from Patenga beach to Fouzderhat   is Tk 2500 crores  and  it is expected  to be  opened  for traffic by June  next year .
This  mega project was undertaken aimed at  saving the  coastal areas from tidal  surge  as well  as alternative  communications  for transportations of  cargos from Chattogram  Port to avoid gridlocks  from  Bandar to  Sitakunda   portions   on   Chattogram-Dhaka Highway.
 With a view to save the coastal areas from Halishahar , Patenga  to Fouzderhat  from the tidal surge,  the  Ring road project  is  being constructed over 30 feet high  embankment  in this zone of the coast  with 100 feet breadth. CDA sources said  there are provisions of 11  sluice gates and  strongest  wave protection wall  in this portion  of ring road.
For  unhindered  communications with the main city to Fouzderhat , provisions for feeder roads  for  linking  RAB-7 road, Port toll road and Sagarika Road  are being constructed. Moreover the present  traffic congestions in front of CEPZ will be eased  totally following the connections   of  ring road with CEPZ road.
Besides,  heavy  cargo laden  transports from Chattogram Port  towards other destinations  can easily  be  use d the ring road  through feeder road. As a  result, the severe traffic congestions in main city will   be resolved  .
CDA Chairman Abdus Salam   told    that  this  CORR  is one of the biggest road project  of  Tk.2500 crores and  75   percent works of this project already completed and the remaining works  is expected to  be completed by middle  of next year.  Out  of total estimated cost, JAICA is funding Tk.600 crores and the GOB will assist the  balance amount ,he added. The main  aim of constructing the  this  outer ring road  was  to save the people of coastal areas of Chattagra m  as well as  resolve the alarming traffic congestions in the city, chairman added. He further said  this CORR  will be used as approach road of the   Karnaphluli tunnel  which will help to facilitate the transports of south Chattogram, Teknaf, Bandarban  to enter  in   Chattogram-Dhaka highway  through  ring road  without  entering  the main city .
CDA chairman further  said  Patenga is a beach resort for the inland and  foriegn tourists  and a tourism prospect areas  and  it is quite possible to  build up a  global standard tourism hub  within the 5 kilometers area  of the CORR from Patenga point    where about 10 thousand tourists  will have advantages  of  touring, sight seeing , walk-way,  sea cruising catering and  accommodations  at a time  with provisions of Kids Zone .  
Superintending Engineer of CDA, Kazi Hasan Bin Shams apprised the progress of the construction works  to New Nation   who confirmed this mega project is nearing completion with 75 percent .

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