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COMPARISON BETWEEN FEASIBIITY OF HIGH SPEED RAIL & ELECTROMAGNETIC RAIL IN BANGLADESH(PART-8)

ROUTE SELECTION


 

Route selection is one of the main factors of any transportation project because it is related with so many factors. The factors are as follows-


  • Economical condition
  • Social condition
  • Environmental condition
  • Topography condition
  • River
  • Infrastructure support
  • Industrialization process
  • Investment situation
  • Low and security situation
  • Material availability
  Figure- TRANSPORTATION ROUTE OF BANGLADESH
Selecting Route of This Project: Dhaka to Cox's Bazar through Chittagong 
Distance: 480 km (for rail track)
------ Existing rail track
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  Highway track
------ Probable High Speed Rail track
  Figure- PROBABLE TRACK OF HIGH SPEED RAIL
Importance of this route
  • The objective of the study is to consider ways to facilitate trade and development within Bangladesh, and between Bangladesh and other countries, particularly the eastern state India and Nepal and Bhutan. The emphasis of the study is on the future opportunities and requirements of the corridors. It thus takes a forward looking approach based on the potential for export led growth in the economy over the next 15 years.

  • Dhaka –Chittagong Economic Corridor(DCEC) comprises the two largest cities in Bangladesh-Dhaka, the capital & Chittagong, the location of Bangladesh's main port and the land, waterways and transport links in between. There are a number of other cities within the corridor. The corridor has a land area that comprises only 16% of the national area, but contains 30% of the population and accounts for 40% of the country's GDP.
  • The main target CHITTAGONG –COX'S BAZAR route is to develop the economical condition of this region by tourism sector. As for example, Malaysia earned 39,000 crore taka in one year from tourism. So we have the tourism resources in this region to utilize properly. Electromagnetic Rail and High Speed Rail are economically useful for tourism.
  • Another target increase the Sub-regional economic Cooperation, which will influence the total economy of Bangladesh, because we have a better geological and infrastructure status to enhance the sub-regional economic Cooperation with SAARC and ASIAN, High speed transportation system also suitable for this cooperation, specially with the ASIAN country comprises.
  • The transport and energy infrastructure linking the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong is the heaviest used in the country. Altogether the corridor carries about 50% of Bangladesh's imports and exports.
  • The corridor also includes power generation capacity in the Dhaka and Chittagong areas including the country's only hydro power station, major electricity transmission lines, a gas pipeline and a fiber optic communications cable.
  • Chittagong port, which nearly 85% of the country's sea- borne traffic, is believed to be one of the most inefficient ports in Asia. Most of the problems identified with the port arise because although 80% of the sea-borne cargo is containerized, the port is operating as if it were still in the conventional cargo age there are no container cranes and the recently purchased straddle carriers are idle most of the time.
  • As the principal transport corridor of Bangladesh, DCEC provides potential sub regional linkages to north-eastern states of India and via the Jomuna Bridge to Waste Bengal as well as Bhutan and Nepal through India. Bangladesh has a high potential, particularly through the development of DCEC, to become a transport/transshipment centre for the entire South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation region.
  • With all these developments, Bangladesh could gain enormous benefits from improvement to DCEC through expansion of exports and regional trade and transshipment. Chittagong could become an attractive investment location in the region including for further expansion of the export processing zone (EPZ) with wider international market.

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