Tk 800 crore toll collected in first year
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Padma Multipurpose Bridge collected around Tk 800 crore from tolls in the first year following its opening.
"Tk 798,23,96,000 has been collected from 56.75 lakh vehicles since its inauguration on June 25 last year. On average, more than 15,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily, surpassing our initial estimates," the minister told reporters during a press briefing at Setu Bhaban.
He hoped that by yesterday evening, the toll collection from the bridge will reach Tk 800 crore.