Thursday, February 29, 2024

New record set for toll collection in one day

News Desk : dhakamirror.comPadma Bridge had its greatest toll collection ever on Friday, collecting Tk 41.9 million from 31,723 vehicles.The disclosure was made on Saturday by the bridges authority, who stated that the toll was collected on Friday from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm.On Friday, 12,056 vehicles paid Tk 17.01 million at the toll plaza ... Read more

51,316 vehicles cross Padma Bridge on first day

Tk 2cr collected as tolls A total of 51,316 vehicles crossed the Padma Bridge on the first day on Sunday. The authorities collected Tk 2.09 crore from these vehicles as tolls. The much-awaited Padma Bridge was opened for vehicular movement on Sunday from 6:00am. According to the Bangladesh Bridge Authority between 6:00am on Sunday and

20,000 vehicles cross Padma Bridge in 10hrs

A total of 20,000 vehicles crossed the Padma Bridge from Mawa and Janjira points on the routes between Dhaka and 21 south and south-western districts in the first 10 hours after its opening for traffic on Sunday. Among the vehicles that crossed the bridge, 60.53 per cent were motorcycles, said Bangladesh Bridge Authority executive engineer ... Read more

Padma Bridge opens for vehicles in a festive mood

At last after years of waiting the Padma Bridge was open for vehicular movement from Sunday morning. On the first day, people on buses, cars and motorcycles get on the bridge in a festive mood. Defying order, many people were seen walking and taking photos on the bridge parking their vehicles aside. The opening of ... Read more

PM Hasina inaugurates Padma Bridge

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Padma Multipurpose Bridge on Saturday. The prime minister unveiled the inauguration plaque of the much-anticipated 6.15 kilometre Padma Bridge for vehicular movement at 11:58am at Mawa end. Speaking at the auspicious moment of inaugurating the bridge, an emotion-choked prime minister remembered Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the family members ... Read more

11 days ahead of inauguration, Padma Bridge lit up from end to end

For the first time, the 6.15 km Padma bridge was illuminated from end to end as all the lamps on the 415 lampposts on the bridge were switched on this evening. The 175-watt LED lights illuminated the main bridge with 328 lampposts, 46 on the Jajira side viaduct and 41 on the Mawa side viaduct, ... Read more

Spectacular arrangements surrounding the opening of Padma Bridge

News Desk : Last minute preparations are underway in the bridge area. The Padma Bridge is going to be opened on 25 June. The inauguration of the Padma Bridge on June 25 will be celebrated in a manner that will truly let the general public be a part of the achievement – Bangladesh’s first independently ... Read more

How much will it cost to cross the Padma, the government fixed

By Dhaka Mirror : The government has fixed the toll of the under-construction Padma bridge, which is at least 1.5 times higher than the average toll paid on ferries plying the Padma. The bridge division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry on Tuesday issued a notification fixing different toll rates for different transports. As ... Read more

It’s possible to walk across the Padma now

All 2,917 road slabs in place on Padma bridge The Padma bridge project yesterday moved one step closer to completion after the authority finished the installation of all road slabs linking both sides of the Padma river through the roadway. Now it is possible to cross the Padma river by walking across the 6.15 kilometre-long ... Read more

Padma Bridge in 3 yrs: Muhith

Construction to start in current fiscal, no changes in design, he tells JS Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Monday told parliament that the government would start construction of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge in the current fiscal and complete the project in three years on own funding without changing the design of the bridge. ... Read more

Padma work by May

Says Muhith; Mashiur says he is on leave, gets dropped from Ecnec, economic affairs committee too The government plans to begin the construction of the much-talked about Padma bridge in April-May next year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said yesterday. “Now we should float the tender; it will be done next month,” he told reporters at ... Read more

Target clean project

Lenders to gain control for containing corruption, ensuring quality The long-cherished Padma bridge project will now be implemented with a new approach, with donors having more clout in the procurement to ensure quality work and prevent corruption in the project. Donor agencies and the government are now negotiating about various options to this end after ... Read more

Cost to go up by $145m

The cost of the Padma bridge project would increase by around 5 percent or $145.75 million due to a one-year delay in starting construction, an expert said yesterday. The bridge project would now cost $3.06 billion. The construction was supposed to be done by 2015. Now, it will take a year more if

Loss of time, loss of money

Bridge Site Protection Loss of time, loss of money Delay to cost govt Tk 100cr more Delay in the Padma Bridge construction is now forcing the government to spend an extra Tk 100 crore to protect an area of the bridge site from river erosion. The government acquired 76 hectares of low-lying land in Janjira ... Read more