Taking the benefit of a 172-year-old law, thousands of vehicles carrying government officials are not paying tolls on roads and bridges under the Roads and Highways Department (RHD), costing the state a huge amount of revenue.
Manual toll collection is causing congestion and suffering of commuters
As the Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga expressway was opened to traffic in March 2020, the Roads and Highways Department had over two years to introduce an automated toll collection system for motorists.
The 55km-long Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway today (July 1, 2022) witnessed slowdown of traffic on the first day of toll collection as all the booths of the toll plaza could not be opened. , traffic jam, traffic congestion, tailback, , toll plaza, Korean Expressway Corporation, Bogail toll plaza, slowdown of traffic
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) today (June 30, 2022) reset bus fares for 15 routes – via Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway, raising the fares by Tk 31–Tk 66.
The government has fixed tolls for different vehicles for using Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway, which will come into effect on Friday, a move that will push up transport costs.
The government is going to impose toll on vehicles for using the Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1, a move that will push up transport costs.
The authorities will not collect tolls from vehicles for using the three bridges on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway on June 25, to avoid traffic congestion at these points.