MRT at cultural corridor at Shahbagh node, Bangladesh
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In this project the basic public facility like MRT station and a public space for amenity like a cultural space were introduced and the possible opportunity it might bring together with the impact was explored. Twenty million people will live in Dhaka in 2030 if present growth trends to continue. Unhindered informal/unplanned and formal/planned growth on its fragile ecology makes it one of the most vulnerable/unlivable cities on the planet in the face of climate change and other natural calamities. The present traffic scenario is connected with this explosive urban growth and has to be treated accordingly. Dhaka city's transport network awaits a big change, as the government plans seven metro-rail and bus rapid transit routes under an integrated mass traffic system. Government officials said the state-run Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) and the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) would construct three metro rail transit (MRT) and four bus rapid transit (BRT) lines to ease traffic snarls in the busy metropolis.