More than Tk 52.55cr tolls collected in 20 days on Padma Bridge...

More than Tk 52.55cr tolls collected in 20 days on Padma Bridge

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:58 PM, 16 July 2022   Updated: 07:46 PM, 16 July 2022

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Tk 52,55,35,650 has been collected at the Padma Bridge in 20 days. During this, 4,50,312 vehicles crossed through Mawa and Jazira end.

Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) confirmed the matter on Saturday.

It is learned that in the first 20 days, 2,30,416 vehicles crossed the bridge through Mawa and Tk 26,81,59,250 has been collected in this toll. Besides, 2,19,896 vehicles crossed the bridge through the Jazira end and Tk 25,73,74,450 has been collected.  

Dr. Mahmudur Rahman, Padma Bridge Site Office executive engineer in charge of Mawa toll plaza, said there was pressure during Eid, but now the traffic is normal. A new modern toll collection system will be installed by December. Now, tolls have been collected from 1000-1200 vehicles per hour. Then capacity will increase and tolls will be collected faster. 

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