The country's first underground metro line construction work will begin in January next year, said DMTCL managing director MAN Siddique.
"We've planned to start the construction of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line-1, which will be the first underground metro line under Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), in January next year," he said while addressing the inauguration programme of a section of MRT Line-6 on Wednesday (Dec 28), local media reported.
The underground metro line will have two parts – one from Dhaka airport to Kamalapur and the other from Notun Bazar to Purbachal, he said, adding that the DMTCL has a plan to start construction work of MRT-5 (Northern Route) in July 2023.
He said the MRT-5 line will run from Savar's Hemayetpur to Bhatara via Gabtoli, Mirpur and Gulshan.
"We are expecting that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would inaugurate the construction work of both the lines," he added.