Major objectives of Railway development plans
for different plan periods with allocation are given below.
Allocation in Million Tk.
Rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged Railway system.
Completion of the work of rehabilitation and reconstruction
Achievement of a reasonable level of efficiency in assets utilization.
The bulk of the investment was for replacement , renewal and rehabilitation
of track, rolling stock and signalling equipment
Similar to Second Five Year Plan, with greater emphasis on modernization
of signalling and telecommunication system, fabrication of carriages and
training of officers and staffs.
Improvement of operational efficiency, reduction of financial loss, development
of repair and maintenance facilities, rehabilitation of track and bridges
on a selective basis and introduction of pre-stressed concrete sleepers
on core lines
Completion of spilled over projects of fourth Five Year Plan period.
Establishment of a direct railway link between East and West Zone through
Cross Jamuna rail connection, feasibility study on Dohazari -Cox`s Bazar
rail line, improvement of line capacity and opening up avenues for private
sector participation in BR activities.
Three Year Rolling
Establishment of direct railway connection between the capital city Dhaka
and the West Zone by converting Dhaka-Joydebpur MG section to Dual Gauge
(DG). Rehabilitation of branch lines. Construction of rail link from western
side of Jamuna Bridge to Bogra and eastern side of Jamuna Bridge to Tarakandi.
Modernization of signalling & interlocking systems of different stations.
Procurement of new carriages and locomotive for inprovement of passenger