Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is visiting her ancestral home in Gopalganj’s Tungipara – by road for the first time – today (July 4, 2022), after crossing the Padma Bridge.
The government is unlikely to allow motorcycles on Padma Bridge before Eid-ul-Azha.
After Padma Bridge, Roads and Highways Department (RHD) is considering banning motorcycles on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway.
Hotels in Patuakhali’s Kuakata beach area have been offering up to 50 percent discount to attract tourists after Padma Bridge opening.
A day after Padma Bridge was opened, two young men died in a motorcycle accident on the bridge on Sunday (June 26, 2022).
Patuakhali village home of Bayezid Talha, who was arrested in a case filed for removing nuts and bolts from the railing of Padma Bridge, was attacked and vandalised today (June 27, 2022)
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told the parliament that the construction cost of Padma Bridge would be realised from tolls by 2057.
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 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).