The MRT Line-6 is an elevated Metro Rail system to be implemented in Dhaka, under a fast track priority initiative of the Government of Bangladesh. Once implemented, the MRT Line-6 will run from Uttara to Motijheel serving 16 stations along the way. The project is jointly financed by the Government of Bangladesh and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The partial trial operation of MRT Line-6 upto Agargaon is expected to start by the end of 2019, while the commercial operation of the full system is expected by the end of 2020.
MRT Line-6 is a part of the 20 year long Strategic Transport Plan (STP) chalked out by the Government’s Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA). In a view to implement the STP, Bangladesh Government invited Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to conduct a primary survey and feasibility study on the transport system of Dhaka back in 2009-2010. In 2012 the Government’s Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the project. A loan agreement between Bangladesh Government and JICA was signed in January 2013. The same year, Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd. (DMTC), the implementing agency of MRT Line-6 project was formed. The General Consultant (GC) commenced work from February 2014.
The Metro Rail Act was approved by the National Parliament of Bangladesh in January 2015.