Experimental lights lit on Padma Bridge Mawa end...

Experimental lights lit on Padma Bridge Mawa end

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:15 PM, 13 June 2022  

Experimental lights lit on Padma Bridge Mawa end

Experimental lights lit on Padma Bridge Mawa end

Experimental lights were lit up at the Mawa end on the much-awaited Padma Bridge under Louhjong upazila of Munshiganj. At around 5:30 pm on Monday, 207 lamps were lit up simultaneously at the lamppost on the Mawa end. This is the first time a lamp has been lit in all the lampposts on the Mawa end.

Earlier, the first electric lamp was lit up experimentally on the afternoon of June 5. Lights were lit up a total of 24 lamp posts from pillar 14 to pillar 19 at the Munshiganj end.

Padma Bridge Executive Engineer Dewan Abdul Quader has confirmed this information.

He said that this is the first time that lights have been lit in 207 lamp posts on the Mawa end through the electrical connection provided by Munshiganj Palli Bidyut Samiti. Earlier, light was used experimentally through a bridge generator.

There are 415 electric lights on the 6.15 km long bridge. Of them, 328 lampposts have been set up on the main bridge, 46 on the viaduct on the Jajira end, and 41 on the viaduct at the Mawa side. 

Besides, another 200 electric lights are located on the connecting road on both sides.

The work of installing the first lamp post at Mawa end of Louhjong upazila of Munshiganj started on November 25 last year. The installation of these lamp posts and installation of lamps in them was completed on April 18 this year. Then the cable was pulled across the bridge. On May 24, Shariatpur Palli Bidyut Samiti first connected electricity to the bridge. 

The power supply was completed at 8:30 pm on the same day in the presence of the officials of the bridge authority at Pillar No. 42 at Naodoba end of Jajira upazila of Shariatpur. Later Munshiganj Palli Bidyut Samiti also provided electricity connection to the bridge. On May 30, Munshiganj and Shariatpur Palli Bidyut Samiti completed the work of providing electricity connection to each lamp post.

On June 25, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate much-awaited dream Padma Bridge. The new door of communication system of South Bengal will be opened by opening it for traffic from next morning.