Toll on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1...

Toll on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:06 PM, 27 June 2022   Updated: 07:28 PM, 27 June 2022

Toll on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1

Toll on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1

The government is going to impose toll on vehicles for using Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1. 

It was said in a notification sent from the Road, Transport, and Highway Division on Monday. 

As per the interim rate of Tk10 per km as the base toll, a medium-sized truck would have to pay Tk 550 for using the 55km expressway, apart from paying a separate toll for using the Padma Bridge.

A notification signed by Fahmida Haque Khan, Deputy Secretary, Road Transport and Highways Division, said that after the approval of the Finance Department, the base toll has been fixed at Tk 10 per km for the interim period.

The deputy secretary said the authority will finalize the toll rate as per the toll policy-2014.

As per the interim rate, the toll for a bus would be Tk 495 (90 percent of the base toll), for a car (sedan) Tk 138 (25 percent), and for a bike Tk 28 (5 percent). 

Tolls of other vehicles would be set accordingly. 

Currently, a medium-sized truck has to pay Tk 2,100 for using the Padma Bridge while it is Tk 2,400 for a bus, Tk 750 for a car, and Tk 100 for a motorcycle.

Therefore, a truck has to pay Tk 2,650 for using both the expressway and Padma Bridge while a car has to pay a total of Tk 888, and a bike Tk 155. 

However, Bangladesh Bridge Authority yesterday banned motorbikes on Padma Bridge till further notice.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (25.06.2022) inaugurated the much awaited Padma Bridge for traffic.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the 55 km long expressway in March 2020. Which was officially named as Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Highway. 

It cost Taka 11,003 crore to build this expressway which is the most expensive road in the country considering the cost per kilometer.

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