New railway to Rooppur

The Bangladesh Government made thedecision to build a new railway line to the Rooppur nuclear power plant by 2020.

The project entails laying nine kilometers of new rails and modernizing 17,5 kilometers of existing railway. The modernization envisages converting single-way railway to two-way railway. The signaling system will also be renovated. The total cost of the project is estimated as USD 40.37 million. The sum is approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).

“The railway line will facilitate faster and efficient transportation of goods and machinery to and from the Rooppur NPP site,”  Secretary of the Science and Technology Ministry Anwar Hossain explained.