Revision and Updating of Strategic Transport Plan (RSTP)

Strategic Transport Plan (STP) was prepared by Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority to framework the long term strategic plan for greater Dhaka area on 2005.Rapid urbanization coupled with increased transport problems urged the need for revision and updating of STP. On May 2014, DTCA commenced the revised STP work with the assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and will complete on December 2015. There are five MRT projects and two BRT projects have been recommended (Table 1 & Figure 2).


Table 1: Summary of MRT/BRT System Plan

  Section Proposed  System Length


Line 1 Gazipur – Airport – Kamalapur – Jhimill

Pulbachal– Khilkhet

MRT 52  
Line 2 Ashulia – Savar – Gabtali – Dhaka Unv. – DSCC – Kamalapur MRT 40  
Line 3 Gazipur – International Airport – Jhimill BRT 42 On-going
Line 4 Kamalapur – Narayanganj MRT 16  
Line 5 Bulta – Badda – Mirpur Road – Mirpur 10 – Gabtoli Bus Terminal – Dhanmondi – Bashundhara City – HatirJheel Link MRT 35  
Line 6 Ashulia – Uttara Phase 3 – Pallabi – Tejigaon –Motijheel – Kamalapur MRT 41 On-going
Line 7 Eastern Fringe Area BRT 36  

In addition to mass transit projects, at grade roads, and water transport, expressways, bus service improvement, railway improvement and traffic management projects are proposed. Three ring roads are also proposed in RSTP.  The alignment of inner ring road is along the Balu River and the Buriganga River and located inside current urban area. The alignment of middle ring road shares with the Dhaka Bypass Road. And the alignment of outer ring road is new proposed alignment and along the boundary of RAJUK area.The table below outlines the current status of those three ring roads.