Purbachal New Town
It is the biggest Planned township in the country . The Project area comprise of about 6150 acres land located in between the Shitalakhya and the Balu River at Rupgonj thana of Narayangonj district and at Kaligonj Thana of Gazipur district ,in the north-eastern side of Dhaka . The Township will be linked with 8(eight) lane wide express way from the Airport Road/Progati swarani crossing . The distance is only 6.8 km. There will be provision of about 26,000 residential plots of different sizes, 62,000 apartments with all necessary infrastructure and urban facilities. RAJUK intends to plan and develop the area as self-contained New Township with all modern facilities and opportunities .38.74% land used for Residential ,25.9% for Road ,6.41% for Administrative and Commercial ,3.2% for Institution and Industrial Park ,6.6% for urban Green and Open spaces , 7.1% for Lakes and canals ,2.5% for sports, 6% for Education, Health and Social Infrastructure.
Location of the Project
"Purbachal New Town Project" is situated at Rupgonj thana of Narayangonj district and Kaligonj thana of Gazipur district in between river Balu and Sitalakhya at a distance of 16 KM from zero point of Dhaka. The revised project implementation period is July, 1995 to December, 2015. The total area of the Project is 6150 acres which is divided into 30 sectors. Development works have been going on in 4500 acres (Narayangonj part)since 2002-2003 fiscal year and in rest 1500 acres (Gazipur part) development works have been started from January, 2013.
Objective of the Project
To reduce the pressure of population in Dhaka city by creating opportunity of residential accommodation of the city dwellers in the vicinity of the city.
To maintain the balance of environment by proper urbanization. To create environment friendly and sustainable atmosphere.
To reduce the existing acute problem of housing.
To expand civic facilities by urbanization to the near by and surrounding areas gradually.
Development of new township and to expand economic facilities.
To mitigate future housing demand.
Background of the Project
Dhaka Metropolitan city has now been turned into the busiest & densely populated city. Lakhs of people reside permanently in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh for service, business and other purpose. The dwelling places required for the large number of people are quite very inadequate. As a result, the residential areas of Dhaka city are turning into overcrowded dirty localities day by day and creating unhealthy environment.
It is possible to reduce the pressure of population of Dhaka city to a great extent by developing the surrounding area of Dhaka city in a planned way and establishing permanent residential accommodation for these vast population.
Present Position of the Project:
Site development: Site development works of sector 1-5, 8,9,11,12,13,14, 17-20, 22,23 and 29-30 have nearly been completed. In other sectors, the site development works are on-going.
Construction of Road: Road construction works in sector no 1,3,4,5,8,9,11,13,14,17,20,29 have been mostly completed. In sector no. 2,7, 10,18,19,22,23 road construction works are going on. In other sectors, roads will be constructed after significant progress of development works.
Construction of Bridges: At Narayanganj part, construction of 28 nos. bridges out of 42 nos. is ongoing and work progress is 70%. Rest of Bridges are in the process of tendering.
Construction of 300'-0" wide 'purbachal Link Road':
Construction of all the Bridges (6 Nos.) and other structures (underpass, sluice gate etc.) on the Purbachal Link Road will be completed by April,2013 and road construction work is expected to be completed by August,2013.
Construction of Kuril Flyover: Construction of 3 loops out of 4 nos. is already completed. Approach Road lake and other works will be completed by 30th April’2013.
Utility services: Electric poles are already erected at sector 1,3,4,5,11,13,14 & 17. Installation of electric Sub-Station at sector # 4 will be started by April’2013.
Plot handing Over: The handing over of plots in the Sector 1,3,4,5,11,13,14,17 has started earlier and in the sector no. 8,9,18,20,23,29 it will be started by Nov./2013.