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Padma Bridge to get costlier

The long-cherished Padma bridge is set to cost more after the bridges division sought more funds and time to complete the structure even though it is open to the public since June last year.

Woman gives birth near Padma Bridge toll plaza in Jazira

A 22-year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy near the Padma Bridge toll plaza in Jazira, Shariatpur yesterday (July 4, 2022). She was on her way to Dhaka from Madaripur’s Shibchar.

Motorcycles on Padma Bridge unlikely before Eid

The government is unlikely to allow motorcycles on Padma Bridge before Eid-ul-Azha.   

Another youth who removed nuts and bolts of Padma Bridge arrested

Counterterrorism officials arrested another youth, who was seen in a video removing nuts and bolts from the railing of Padma Bridge.

The Bridge on the River Padma

Our senior citizens with a taste for Hollywood and British classic films will perhaps remember where I have taken the title from.

"For the 1st time, piles this long were placed in a river"

M Shamim Z Bosunia, chairman of the panel of experts in the Padma Bridge project, recently spoke with The Daily Star about Padma Bridge construction in an interview.

Those who opposed Padma Bridge are “enemies of Bangladesh”, High Court says

The High Court today (June 27, 2022) observed that those who had opposed the Padma Bridge construction are enemies of the country and nation, and they must be identified.

Despite ban, hundreds of motorbikes throng Padma Bridge toll plaza

Despite the ban on motorbikes on Padma Bridge, hundreds of two-wheelers have been showing up at Mawa toll plaza to cross the river since this morning. Around 500 motorbikes have been turned away by traffic police and the bridge’s toll authorities from 6am to 11:30am today (June 27, 2022).

Motorcycles banned on Padma Bridge

The Bridge Division under the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges has banned the operation of motorcycles on Padma Bridge from 6am tomorrow (June 27, 2022) until further notice.

January 27, 2018
January 27, 2018

Padma Bridge: Installation work of 2nd span begins

The installation work of second span (superstructure) of the Padma Bridge begins at the Jajira point in Shariatpur.

January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018

Efforts on to complete Padma bridge by December

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader tells Parliament that all-out efforts are on the completion of the construction works on the Padma Bridge by December 2018.

July 9, 2012
July 9, 2012

From our archives: Padma Bridge with own funds, PM lays out plan in parliament

The government will build the Padma bridge with its own funds and construction work will begin in the current fiscal year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced in parliament yesterday.