Padma Bridge inauguration

July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022

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.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Celebrating Padma Bridge: A people starving for public spectacle

The first couple of days of the Padma Bridge’s opening was chaotic, hilarious, tragic and outright ridiculous.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Tk 3.16cr record toll collected from 26,394 vehicles on Padma Bridge yesterday

The government earned record Tk 3.16 crore in revenue through toll from the vehicles that crossed the Padma Bridge yesterday (July 1, 2022), the sixth day after opening of the bridge to traffic.

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

Kuakata hotels offering up to 50% discount after Padma Bridge opening

Hotels in Patuakhali’s Kuakata beach area have been offering up to 50 percent discount to attract tourists after Padma Bridge opening.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Cost of Padma Bridge will be realised by 2057: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told the parliament that the construction cost of Padma Bridge would be realised from tolls by 2057.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

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.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

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).

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Another youth removes, fastens nuts, bolts of Padma Bridge

Soon after one youth was arrested, a video of another youth removing nuts and bolts of the railing of Padma Bridge has been making rounds on social media.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Stopping vehicles to take photos on Padma Bridge punishable offence

The government has urged all to pay toll to cross the newly opened Padma Bridge.