205 LED light posts illuminate Padma Bridge with Palli Bidyut connection
The Padma Bridge was illuminated with 205 light posts for three hours after those were connected to the Munshiganj Palli Bidyut Samity today (June 13, 2022).
The 175-watt LED lights illuminated the bridge from its pillar-1 to 21, including the viaduct on the Mawa side, bringing joy to the people there, our Munshiganj correspondent reports.
Saddam Hossain, assistant engineer (electrical) of the Padma Bridge, confirmed that the lamps were switched on experimentally from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm today.
This was the first time that the lights of 205 lamp-posts on the Mawa side were connected to the Palli Bidyut Samity. The rest of the lamp-posts are likely to be brought under the Palli Bidyut connection on Tuesday, the official said.
"The 80 kW Munshiganj Palli Bidyut Samity sub-station was connected to 205 LED light-posts on the bridge and about 30-35 kilowatts of electricity has been used to illuminate these lamps," said AHM Mubarak Ullah, senior general manager, Munshiganj Palli Bidyut Samity.
There are 415 lamp-posts on the Padma Bridge including its viaducts. Of those, 103 have been set up at Mawa end from the bridge viaduct to the bridge toll plaza, and 97 lamp-posts have been set up at Jazira end.