Special law to use underground space

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[Source: the Financial Express BD] A move is underway to formulate a special law to use underground space going far below existing buildings for establishing subway network in and around Dhaka city.

Sources said Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) has taken the move as it has been working to set up three subway networks with 240 kilometres in length.

The authority has already formed a committee headed by additional secretary of Bridge Division to prepare the draft of the law, they added.

“This will be a special law to guide the ways to utilise spaces that go 30 metres below our land or building structures in the subway network area,” said Chief Engineer Quazi Muhammad Ferdous.

As the firm which is working on the feasibility study and preparing preliminary design for subway network has made good progress in finalising the routes, he said,this law has now been necessary to be prepared to avoid conflicts during the implementation stage.

The BBA appointed a joint venture firm led by Tecnica Y Proyectos SA (TYPSA) of Spain to carry out the feasibility study and preliminary design after signing a contract on August 02, 2018.

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