Dhaka’s first metro line – level 2

06-01-2023 15:00

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, and with 20 million people, it is one of the most populous cities in the world.

Dhaka had no rail system in the past, and the streets were always full of cars. Now, upset residents hope that this situation is going to change.

Last week, the first metro line finally opened after six years of construction. The first line is a part of a planned network of six lines and more than 100 stations. People often spent several hours to travel to work by car, so they were very excited to take the first train ride.

Officials expect that around 60,000 passengers will use the line every hour.  An official announced that one carriage on every train would be for women only.

Difficult words: populous (a place with many people living in it), resident (a person who lives in a specific place), carriage (a part of a train where people can sit).

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