Mohakhali

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Mohakhali in Dhaka
Mohakhali fly-over from a foot over bridge.

Mohakhali is one of the busiest places in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mohakhali is an important and busy area of Dhaka city. Many important offices and institutions are based in mohakhali. Mohakhali Bus terminal[1] is one of the most important terminals of Dhaka city. Every day thousands of people, particularly from greater Mymensingh region, travel by this bus terminal. It also has several gas stations. On its north there is Banani. Moghbazaar on its south and Gulshan on East. DGHS(Directorate General Health Service), BCPS(Bangladesh College Of Physicians and Surgeons), Govt IHT (Institute of Health Technology, Dhaka), ICDDR'B,[2] BRAC University, Govt Titumir College, Gausul Azam Masque are situated in Mohakhali.

The 2nd flyover of Bangladesh is located here. Mohakhali fly-over, the first of its kind was open to traffic on November 2004. The construction started in December 2001. The flyover has a total length of 1.12 km with a total 19 nos. of span of pre-stressed segmental box girder profile. It has two lane carriageway of 7.5 m with 0.6 m footpath on both sides. On both sides, ramps are supported and constructed on anchored retaining wall. Total cost of construction is estimated now to be USD 19 million. The flyover is expected to ease the traffic congestion at Mohakhali railway crossing.

Mohakhali General Market is situated beside the flyover bridge close to the Dhaka-Mymenshingh highway. Once it was a hawker’s market but in 1983 the Dhaka City Corporation built a two-storied modern building as part of the market. There are now 216 shops on two floors of this market that sell fish, meat, vegetables, eggs, rice and all kinds of daily needs on the ground floor and groceries, stationery, garment accessories, electric items on the second floor. A mosque is located on the first floor of this market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "মহাখালী বাস টার্মিনাল". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.dghs.gov.bd/index.php/en/home. Retrieved 21 August 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)