Figure: Janalihut-CUET-KaptaiDual Gauge Railway Link

Assignment Name

Consultancy Services for Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for Construction of Janalihut-CUET-KaptaiDual Gauge Railway Link

Name of Client

Bangladesh Railway (BR)



Year of Completion:

May 2019

Project of Description :

The Government of Bangladesh has embarked upon a project for Construction of a Dual Gauge railway link from Janalihut to Kaptai via CUET (in/c IT village) with a view to open a new railway transport mode from Chittagong (Janalihut station) to CUET (Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology) including its nearby area and beyond it up to Kaptai if found feasible. This project will reduce the travel time and will be helpful for passenger by providing a easy and smooth movement Considering the present situation (time consuming, excessive fare, local community people and CUET student’s concern) this project is designed. Implementation of the proposed project, is targeting that Bangladesh Railway would be able to operate Commuter trains from 6 .00 am to 12.00 pm (mid-night) with the frequency of minimum 30 minutes which will help to reduce traffic congestion in Chittagong city.

Services Provided

Phase – I: Feasibility Study & Preliminary Design

Traffic study and forecast; Topographic and existing utility setup survey; Climatology. Geology and Geotechnical Consideration. Seismicity; Construction materials; Physical Planning; Design Criteria; Preliminary cost estimate; Techno-Economic Analysis:

Phase-II: Detailed Engineering Design and Preparation of Tender Documents:

Soil and sub-surface Investigation; Materials Investigation; Fixation of route alignment; Shifting of utilities; Determination of requirement of land; Detail Design; Project Implementation Plan; Final Cost Estimate; Preparation of Tender Documents.