Chittagong - Transport

Transport

See also: Transport in Bangladesh

Transport in Chittagong is similar to that of the capital, Dhaka. Large avenues and roads are present throughout the metropolis . There are various bus systems, taxis, and as well as smaller 'baby' or 'CNG' taxis, which are basically tricycle-structured motor vehicles. There are also traditional manual rickshaws, which are very common.

The Dhaka-Chittagong Highway, a major arterial highway, is the only way to get in the city through land. It is a very busy and a risky highway, currently it is a 2-lane highway, with upgrading to 4 lanes being implemented.

Chittagong can also be accessed by rail. It has a station on the meter gauge eastern section of the Bangladesh Railway. The headquarters of this railway are located here. There are main two railway stations in Station road Chittagong. Trains are available traveling to the Bangladeshi cities of Dhaka, Sylhet, Comilla, and Bhairab.


Shah Amanat International Airport serves as Chittagong's sole international airport, and the only route to get in the city by air. It is the second busiest airport in Bangladesh. It has international service to destinations such as Middle Eastern like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Jeddah, Ras Al Khaimah, Muscat and Kolkata. At present, Middle Eastern low-cost carriers like Flydubai, AirArabia, RAK Airways, Oman Air fly from here to international destinations in the Middle East. It was formerly known as MA Hannan International Airport, but was renamed on April 2, 2005 by the Government of Bangladesh.

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