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Tolls fixed for Padma Bridge; Tk 100 for bike, Tk 750 for car

Special Correspondent |
Update: 2022-05-17 17:50:07
Tolls fixed for Padma Bridge; Tk 100 for bike, Tk 750 for car

The government on Tuesday (May 17) fixed the toll rate for different types of vehicles to use the Padma Bridge, which is currently under construction.

The Bridges Division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard.

The toll for motorcycles has been fixed Tk100 while cars and jeeps to pay Tk750, pickups 1,200 and microbuses Tk1,300, small buses Tk1,400, medium-size buses Tk2,000, large buses Tk2,400, small trucks (upto 5 tons) Tk1,600, medium trucks (5-8 tons) Tk2,100, trucks (upto 3-axle) 5,500, and medium trucks (8-11 tons) Tk2,800, trailers weighing upto 4-axle will pay Tk6,000 and trailers weighing over 4-axle will pay additional Tk1,500 for each axle. 

The much-awaited Multipurpose Padma Bridge is likely to be inaugurated in June.

Obaidul Quader, Awami League general secretary and also Road and transport minister, in a party meeting, urged not to spread any misinformation about the date of inauguration of Padma Bridge. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will only determine the final date for the Padma bridge inauguration, the minister also said.

PM has given strict instruction to name the bridge by “Padma Shetu”, he added. 

The Padma Bridge became visible on 30 September 2017 with the installation of the first span on pillars 37 and 38. After 38 months, the work of installing all the spans was completed.

BDST: 1749 HRS, MAY 17, 2022

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