The traditional Sobhanbagh Jame Mosque in the capital Dhaka is being demolished for its reconstruction. The 84-year-old mosque will be expanded to 10 floors.
The Department of Public Works has started the reconstruction work of the mosque at a cost of about 50 crore taka. Once the construction of the mosque is completed, at least four thousand worshipers will be able to perform prayers together.
During the reconstruction of the mosque, a temporary mosque with steel structure has been constructed on Dhanmondi Road No. 14. When the work on the main mosque is completed, it will be removed again.
The newly constructed mosque will have state-of-the-art underground reservoir, power sub-station, 150 kV generator, 2,000 kg passenger lift, pump motor set, sound system, green solar system, fire extinguishing system and closed circuit camera with air cooler.
Sobhanbagh, after which Maulana Mohammad Abdus Sobhan and his family cemetery will be kept intact, will be part of the new building of the mosque. When the work is completed, the Mirpur road in front of the mosque will be about 26 feet wide.
According to the Department of Public Works, the work will be completed by December 2022.