The historic ‘Dhaka Gate’ was lost due to years of carelessness and neglect. This historic structure is returning to its original form after renovation.
The historic ‘Dhaka Gate’ was inaugurated today at 4 pm on Wednesday. Dhaka South City Corporation said that it was opened to the public soon after.
If you want to know about this, Dhaka South City Corporation Public Relations Department Officer Md. Abu Nacher said, ‘The gate was inaugurated today. Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapas, Dhaka-8 Constituency Member of Parliament AFM Bahauddin Nashim, Historian Muntasir Mamun and Professor Abu Saeed who designed the gate were present at the opening ceremony.
Its location is near Doel Chatwar of Dhaka University. Dhaka South City Corporation took the initiative of renovation in 2022 to bring back the aesthetics of the dilapidated Dhaka Gate which is lost in the flow of time.
The renovation work started in May last year and was completed recently. This gate has been renovated at a cost of about 82 lakhs.
A team of experts led by archeology expert and University of Asia Pacific Professor Abu Saeed made a new design of the gate. It has been renovated according to that design.
The historic Dhaka Gate is divided into three parts. The western part falls next to the computer science building of Dhaka University, the eastern part falls in front of the entrance to the mausoleum of the three leaders of Suhrawardy Udyan and the middle part falls on the road island from Doel Chatwar to TSC. Currently, Metrorail runs over the gate.
However, there is debate among historians and archaeologists as to when and why the Roman Gate was built. But archaeologists believe that it was built during the Mughal period.
According to Dhaka Kosha, the gate was built by Mir Jumla between 1660 and 1663 to mark the boundaries of Dhaka and protect it from enemy attacks by land. The ‘BB Maryam’ cannon of Mir Jumla’s Assam campaign was brought from the Osmani Udyan and is currently installed near the Dhaka Gate.