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Over the Padma, by the bridge of dreams!

Besides providing faster internet, boosting the economy, and bringing the country closer by providing a vital link in the national road network of Bangladesh, the Padma Bridge is a source of immense pride, as well as relief, for multitudes. Having said that, along with thousands of other people, my friends and I took it upon ourselves to visit the new historic benchmark created by the country. Starting our journey at six in the morning from Uttara, in a half-zombie state, I began recording our anticipation on my GoPro.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Padma Bridge opens door to opportunities

The dream of establishing road connectivity between the southwestern part of Bangladesh and the capital city came true after the opening of long-waited Padma Bridge in June.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

Over the Padma, by the bridge of dreams!

Besides providing faster internet, boosting the economy, and bringing the country closer by providing a vital link in the national road network of Bangladesh, the Padma Bridge is a source of immense pride, as well as relief, for multitudes. Having said that, along with thousands of other people, my friends and I took it upon ourselves to visit the new historic benchmark created by the country. Starting our journey at six in the morning from Uttara, in a half-zombie state, I began recording our anticipation on my GoPro.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Cost of Padma Bridge will be realised by 20 years: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that the cost of construction of the Padma Bridge will be realised from toll collections within next 18 to 20 years, much earlier than anticipated previously.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Video of biker “making away without paying” Padma Bridge toll goes viral

A video of a motorbike making away without paying toll at Padma Bridge has gone viral on social media.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

A tangled web: 11 law enforcement units in charge of Padma Bridge

A day after Padma Bridge was opened, two young men died in a motorcycle accident on the bridge on Sunday (June 26, 2022).

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

False Padma Bridge corruption stories: HC orders to form commission for identifying culprits

The High Court today (June 28, 2022) ordered the government to form a commission in 30 days in order to identify people who made up false stories about corruption involving the Padma Bridge project.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Padma Bridge to ensure faster internet

Internet users in Dhaka are set to get faster bandwidth thanks to Padma Bridge as the Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has laid fibre-optic cables on its lower deck to reduce the time taken for data to travel between the capital and submarine cable landing station in Kuakata.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Parking car to make music video on Padma Bridge: Driver fined

A mobile court yesterday (June 27, 2022) fined a private car driver Tk 1,000 for parking his vehicle on Padma Bridge to make a music video, defying the government ban.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Vehicular movement on Padma Bridge declines on day 2

The number of vehicles crossed the Padma Bridge on the second day has reduced significantly after the authorities banned motorcycles from crossing the bridge from 6:00 am today (June 27, 2022).

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

"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.