Padma Bridge gets a record Tk 4.6 crore in daily tolls
The Padma Bridge authorities have collected Tk 4,60,53,300 in tolls in 24 hours till midnight last night, the highest daily tally since the structure opened to traffic on June 26 last year.
A total of 43,137 vehicles crossed the bridge during the period, reports our Munshiganj correspondent citing the bridge authorities.
Yesterday was the first day of the Eid-ul-Azha holiday. On July 8 last year, the authorities collected Tk 4,19,39,650 from 31,723 vehicles ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.
Amirul Haider Chowdhury, additional director of Bangladesh Bridge Authority, said, "There was traffic pressure at the Mawa end of the Padma Bridge yesterday."