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Tk 14.6cr toll collected at Padma Bridge in 5 days

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Published: 15:17, 15 April 2024   Update: 15:54, 15 April 2024
Tk 14.6cr toll collected at Padma Bridge in 5 days

A total of Tk146,052,700 was realised from Padma Bridge as tolls in five days as a total of 46,553 vehicles crossed the bridge between 9 April and 13 April during holidays on the occasion of Eid.

Bangladesh Bridge authority sources said 30,330 vehicles crossed Padma Bridge via the Mawa end on 9 April, 17,505 vehicles on 10 April, 11,194 vehicles on 11 April, 15,883 vehicles on 12 April and 12,896 vehicles crossed on 13 April while a total of Tk 78.7 crore was realised as the toll in during the period.

On the other hand, 14,874 vehicles crossed the bridge via the Zazira end on 9 April, 8,510 vehicles on 10 April, 7,465 vehicles on 11 April, 12,100 vehicles on 12 April and 15,596 vehicles crossed on 13 April while Tk67.74 crore was collected as the toll in during this period.

Amirul Haydar Chowhdury, additional director at Padma Bridge authority confirmed the matter.

Earlier on June 25, 2022, the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurate the much-talked Padma Bridge.

Ratan/Nasim