he 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).
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.