Site Analysis of Tejgaon Industrial Area

Development Trend of Tejgaon Industrial Area

• Tejgaon was planned as an industrial area in 1968 to have a great contribution to the national GDP and thus improving the overall national economy.

• Due to excessive pressure of ever growing population and their increasing demand, absence and execution of proper land use control has changed the physical characteristics of this area.

• Land price varies depending on the ownership pattern of the area

• This research provides a detail updated information of existing land use and present development trend of this area.

• Incorporating these information can act as a major base line study for future development plan.

Land use map of Tejgaon Industrial area

Land use map of Tejgaon Industrial area

Number of plots and their floor area

Land Use Category

Number of Plots

Total occupied floor are (in acres)



















  • Development as industrial area started during 1950s by PWD (Public Works Dept.)
  • First Master Plan of Dhaka (1959) also supported industrial development in Tejgaon.
  • Later in 1968, DIT (Dhaka Improvement Trust) planned Tejgaon as light industrial area.
  • After liberation, Tejgaon became the major attraction for immense industrial activity to meet the ever increasing demand of growing population and found its location in the core of the city from the peripheral location as designated in 1959 master plan.
  • Frequent changes in land uses have altered the physical characteristics of the area since it was designed by DIT in 1968.
  • Recently government has taken a decision to develop the area as a commercial cum residential hub.

Price difference of various plots

  • Land price can reveal exact picture of existing development trends of an area.
  • Price of the plots in Tejgaon industrial area varies between 30 lakh to 90 lakh BDT per katha.
  • The highest priced plots (mostly commercial and industrial plots) are situated at first row on both sides along Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Avenue which is a four lane passing through the centre of Tejgaon industrial area.11

  • Better loading and unloading facility along all paths
  • Good connectivity contributes largely to this high land price due to close proximity to this major access road.12


Credits: Haq, Afsana & Das, Anutosh (2010) Department of Urban & Regional Planning Jahangirnagar University

Survey: Islam, S. (2019) Field survey of Tejgaon Industrial area


A breakdown of all the studies have been compiled in my Warehouse design blog

For convenience, I here are direct links to all the Research topics with proper reference.

  1. Introduction to modern "Bazaar"
  2. Literature Synthesis and Typology of warehouses
  3. Why the 19th century warehouse did not sustain? History
  4. Case Study of- A warehouse with over 3000 orders a day
  5. Site Analysis of Tejgaon Industrial Area/ Development Trend of Tejgaon Industrial Area/ Number of plots and their floor area
  6. Defining site and its surroundings according to theories of Kevin Lynch/ Site Location/ Site Area etc.
  7. Site surroundings, Location of electric poles and existing site images
  8. Project Programme
  9. Difference between traditional and modern Warehousing
  10. Fundamentals of Modern Warehousing
  11. Warehouse building types
  12. Warehouse and the Industrial Revolution
  13. What is Industry 4.0?
  14. Storage efficiency with various handling methods
  15. Industrial truck (forklift) dimensions
  16. Autonomous Vehicles in warehouse logistics
  17. Industrial Pallets, Standard pallet patterns and Standard Pallet sizes
  18. Loading Bay sizes, planning and Layout criteria
  19. Planning for fire control and Fire compartmentalization
  20. Amenity and Hygiene/ Washing and toilet facilities/ workplace design considerations
  21. Rules from BNBC Part I
  22. Rules from BNBC Part II Fire Protection
  23. List of flammable items/ Combustible dust dangers in a grocery warehouse
  24. Rat proofing/ Termite proofing in industrial buildings
  25. Industrial Shelves
  26. Field Survey
  27. Design Documents: FAR Calculation and Building code (RAJUK)
  28. Concept info graphic, Massing diagram and Volume Analysis


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