Bus owners of Shariatpur have imposed conditions on the movement of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) buses on Dhaka-Shariatpur route via Padma Bridge, drawing flak from locals and netizens.
The authorities have fixed a toll rate for Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway today (June 29. 2022).
After Padma Bridge, Roads and Highways Department (RHD) is considering banning motorcycles on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway.
At least 600 buses leaving from Gabtoli terminal to the southwestern districts have not been able to use the Padma Bridge since its inception as their route permits have not been issued yet.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ordered the ministry concerned not to construct any new roads in the country’s haor areas.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday sought apology and compensation from those who shamed Bangladesh, accusing some top officials of a conspiracy of corruption in the Padma Bridge project.
Decisions on whether motorbikes will ply the Padma Bridge only after CCTV’s are installed and the use of speed guns begin there, said Khalid Mahmud, state minister for shipping.
The government is going to introduce tolls on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1, a move that will push up transport costs.
On the second day of vehicles plying the Padma Bridge yesterday, the authorities beefed up surveillance to smooth out traffic.
The High Court has observed that those who opposed the Padma Bridge construction are enemies of the state and the nation, and they must be identified.