June 21, 2021; Dhaka
Dhaka BRT Project, responsible for BRT implementation from Gazipur to Airport, resumed girder lifting operation near Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from 18 June, 2021. The Girder Launching Gantry (a special type of crane used for bridge construction) was collapsed due to an accident on March 14, 2021. Six workers, including three Chinese men, were injured in that accident and all of them are now fully cured. Consequently, the girder launching operation was suddenly disrupted.
The Chinese contractor engaged experts to complete the repair works within the shortest possible time. The firm imported and replaced damaged parts of the launching girder. After successful testing, training and safety measures, the machine has successfully been installed on the launching pad.
Safiqul Islam, Managing Director of Dhaka BRT Company, has been coordinating the repair and resumption of the machine. He expressed satisfaction on resumption of the girder launching activities and hopeful on uninterrupted and smooth progress of BRT construction from now on.