No toll will be collected from major bridges in the country’s southwestern region on June 25, to facilitate Padma Bridge opening, authorities announced today.
Road Transport and Highways Division today issued a circular in this regard signed by its Deputy Secretary Fahmida Hoque Khan.
The 15 bridges are: Khan Jahan Ali (Rupsha) Bridge, Daratana Bridge, Doarika-Shikarpur Bridge, Dapadapia Bridge, Gabkhan Bridge, Baleshwar Bridge, Patuakhali Bridge, Sheikh Russel Bridge, Sheikh Kamal Bridge, Sheikh Jamal Bridge, Payra (Lebukhali) Bridge, Mullahat Bridge, Ashmat Ali Khan Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge, Kalna Ferry and Sheikh Lutfar Rahman Bridge.
Earlier on June 20, 2022, authorities announced no toll will be collected from vehicles on three bridges on the Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway on June 25, to avoid traffic congestion at these points.
The three bridges are: Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge (Buriganga Bridge-1) at Postagola, Dhaleshwari Bridge, and Haji Shariatullah Bridge (Arial Kha Bridge) in Madaripur.
– With The Daily Star input