News Desk: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge, one of the biggest mega projects of the country, is now visible. The construction of this bridge is progressing rapidly on the banks of Pramatta Yamuna. This huge action is going on day and night. The first span is being placed on pillars 47 and 48 of this dual gauge double track railway bridge. The bridge will open the door of new possibilities in business and trade with the fast communication of the northern region. It can be seen from the schedule, the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge on the bank of Yamuna river is now visible. Every visible pillar stands tall. A huge action is going on around the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over the Yamuna River on both sides of the Yamuna. 6 more spans will be installed on this dual gauge double track bridge in a few days. Out of the 50 pillars of the bridge, 34 pillars are currently under the supervision of local and foreign engineers. The work of the entire bridge is progressing in parallel. Day and night construction work is going on with the sound of Tungtang on the chest of Yamuna. If the bridge is opened, the new horizon will be the beginning of the railway communication in the northern region. According to the information received, in 1998, through the Bangabandhu Bridge, the railway communication between the northern and southwestern regions was started with the capital Dhaka. However, in 2008, due to cracks in the Bangabandhu Bridge, the speed of the train was reduced. At present around 38 trains per day are crossing at a speed of 20 km per hour, causing time wastage as well as schedule disruption. Passenger suffering is increasing. To solve such problems, the government took the initiative of constructing a separate railway bridge over the river Yamuna. On November 29, 2020, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Bangabandhu Railway Bridge at a cost of Tk 16,780 crore. JICA is implementing the railway bridge project 300 meters upstream of the Bangabandhu Bridge with the joint funding of the Government of Japan and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the construction work of this bridge is going on in two parts on both sides of Sirajganj and Tangail river. The piling work of the pillar started in March 2021. About 45 percent of the work has been completed so far. However, the installation of the first span of the bridge will be completed in October this year. This mega project is being built with the combination of iron and concrete of new technology. Modern span sitting on the bridge. Due to the use of this new technology, it will not need to be painted separately. This process is quite durable. It is said that as a result, the structure of the bridge will not rust even in 100 years. Even the color of the girder will change automatically as the weather changes. The work of Bangabandhu Railway Bridge will be completed in 2024. In this regard, Sirajganj Economic Zone Director Sheikh Monowar Hossain said that the businessmen are also happy that the work of this bridge is progressing quickly. Agricultural and industrial products can be transported directly from the northern region to the entire country by train at a low cost. Sirajganj Economic Zone and Bisik Industrial Park have already been built on the west side of the bridge. After the construction of the railway bridge, the industrial products produced from here can be transported by train to the country and abroad. President of Sirajganj Chamber and Commerce, brave freedom fighter Abu Yusuf Surya said, if the Bangabandhu railway bridge is implemented, a new horizon of railway communication with the capital will be the beginning of a new horizon. In addition to increasing the quality of passenger service, goods can be transported directly from India to Dhaka by train. Besides, transportation of goods in any country will be easier, import and export costs will be reduced.