Tk 660cr toll collected from Padma Bridge till April 25: Quader
Over Tk 660.24 crore toll has been collected from the Padma Bridge till April 25, said Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today.
Besides, 77,529 motorbikes crossed the bridge from 6:00 am on April 22 to 6:00 am on April 26 and during this period, Tk 77,52,900 toll was collected, he said while speaking at a views-exchange meeting with the staff of Bridges Division at the Secretariat.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel under the Karnaphuli river is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in September, said Quader.
He also asked authorities concerned to take steps in advance considering the cattle market, movement of cattle-laden vehicles and rains to ensure smooth journey of people.
Presided over by Bridges Division Secretary Md Manjur Hossain, Chief Engineer of Bangladesh Bridge Authority, Kazi Md Ferdous and project directors of different projects and high officials concerned were present at the meeting.