Padma bridge opening

PM, family reach Tungipara via Padma Bridge; offer prayers at Bangabandhu mausoleum

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.

Motorcycles on Padma Bridge unlikely before Eid

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

After Padma Bridge, motorbikes might be banned on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway

After Padma Bridge, Roads and Highways Department (RHD) is considering banning motorcycles on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway.

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.

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).

Village house of youth arrested for removing nuts, bolts of Padma Bridge, vandalised

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)

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.

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).

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

Padma Bridge opening: PM arrives at the venue

The country is witnessing the momentous opening of its largest bridge — Padma Bridge.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Padma Bridge will improve bilateral, sub-regional connectivity

The High Commission of India in Dhaka today said the completion of the Padma Bridge construction is a testimony to the courageous decisions and farsighted leadership of Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

PM greets countrymen on eve of Padma Bridge opening

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeted all who were involved in the implementation of the Padma Bridge project as the bridge will be inaugurated tomorrow.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

14,000 workers, engineers built Padma Bridge in nearly 2,765 days

It took around 2,765 days or 7 years 6 months and 27 days to complete the construction of the Padma Bridge.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Commemorative Tk 100 note released marking Padma Bridge opening

Bangladesh Bank has released commemorative notes of Tk 100 on the occasion of the long-cherished Padma Bridge opening tomorrow (June 25, 2022).

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Padma Bridge breathes hope into southern farmers

Farmers and traders of agricultural products in Barishal, Jhalakathi and Pirojpur are counting the days until June 25, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially open Padma Bridge, as the resulting increase in connectivity will ensure better prices for their produce.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

SSC exam on Padma Bridge opening day rescheduled

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examination for June 25 has been rescheduled to June 24 due to inauguration of the Padma Bridge, Education Minister Dipu Moni said today.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

PM to inaugurate Padma Bridge on June 25

The long-cherished Padma Bridge will open to traffic on June 25, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.

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.

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