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Tk 6434 crore toll collected from Bangabandhu Bridge: Quader

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:03 PM, 6 June 2021   Updated: 04:54 PM, 6 June 2021

Tk 6434 crore toll collected from Bangabandhu Bridge: Quader

Tk 6434 crore toll collected from Bangabandhu Bridge: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that a total of Tk 6,434.3 crore toll has been collected from the Bangabandhu Bridge over the Jumna River so far.

Obaidul Quader came up with the remarks in response to a question from MP Habibur Rahman of Bogura-5 constituency in the Parliament on Sunday. Earlier, the question and answer session of the parliament started at11 am with the speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury in chair.

The Bridges Minister said since the inauguration of Bangabandhu Bridge in 1998, a total of Tk 6,434.3 crore toll has been collected. At this time, Tk 4,104.21 crore has been spent for the operation, maintenance and payment of DSL of the bridge.

According to the information given by the Bridges Minister, Tk 99 lakh in1997-98 FY, Tk 61.27 crore in 1998-99 FY, Tk 66.94 crore in 1999-2000 FY, Tk 82.84 crore in 2000-21 FY, Tk 93.58 crore in 2001-02 FY, Tk 108.72 crore in 2002-03 FY, Tk 131.08 crore in 2003-04 FY, Tk 152 crore in 2004-05 FY, Tk 157.97 crore in 2005-06 FY, Tk 173.76 crore in 2007-08 FY, Tk 201.96 crore in 2007-08 FY, Tk 214.42 crore in 2008-09 FY, Tk 242.99 crore in 2009-10 FY, Tk 269.10 crore in 2010-11 FY, Tk 306.23 crore in 2011-12 FY, Tk 327.98 in 2012-13 FY, Tk 325.36 crore in 2013-14 FY, Tk 351.14 crore in 2014-15 FY,  Tk 404.88 crore in 2015-16 FY, Tk 486.52 crore in 2016-17 FY, Tk 543.80 crore in 2017-18 FY,  Tk 575.34 crore in 2018-19 FY, Tk 560.28 crore in 2019-20 FY and Tk 594.86 crore toll collected in 2020-21 FY (till May / 2021).

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