Public Private Partnership Office

Project Profile

Construction of
Dhaka Elevated Expressway
Project Information
Project Name:
Construction of Dhaka Elevated Expressway
Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges
Implementing Agency:
Bangladesh Bridge Authority
Shahjalal International Airport-Kuril-Banani-Mohakhali-Tejgaon-Moghbazar-Kamalapur-Saidabad-Jatabari-Dhaka Chittagong Highway (near Kutubkhali)
Project Cost:
US$ 1.13 billion
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the project on 20 July 2011.
The Government of Bangladesh, recognizing the urgent need to address Dhaka's rapid population growth and escalating traffic congestion, plans to construct a 23 km Elevated Expressway on a Public Private Partnership basis, connecting Shahjalal International Airport to Dhaka Chittagong Highway via strategic locations such as Mohakhali, Tejgaon, Moghbazar, Kamalapur Railway-station, and Jatrabari, in a bid to alleviate the city's transportation challenges.
The purpose of the Expressway is to increase traffic capacity within and around the city by improving connectivity between northern part of Dhaka City with the Central, South and South-Eastern part. In addition to providing a much-needed increase in traffic capacity, the Expressway will be designed to relieve existing overloaded roads. Access and distribution to the Expressway will be designed to avoid adding congestion to existing facilities.
Project Scope:
Design, construction, operation and maintenance of the approximately 23 km elevated expressway including construction of culverts, toll plazas, underpass and overpass, lay byes, wayside amenities; installation of computerized toll collection system, providing adequate lights and development of service areas with all required facilities.
Project Implementation Period:
2013-14 to 2018-19
As an international Private Partner, Italian-Thai Development Company Ltd, started construction on 15 December 2013. The project is in partial operation stage.

Md. Ali Azam Al Azad
Director (Project Management & Finance)
Phone: +88 02 55007418
Public Private Partnership Authority
Prime Minister's Office
Plot: E, 13-B, 1st Floor, Sherebangla Nagar
Agargaon, Dhaka-1207
Phone: +88 02 55007421
(Last updated 20 February 2024; subject to further revision.)