Motorcyclists can finally cross the Padma Bridge now that the bridge authorities have relented to pickup vans carrying the vehicles across. “The motorcycles on the pickup vans have to be completely covered for them to pass through,” Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) Supervising Engineer Tofazzel Hossain told Dhaka TribuneHowever, the owners of the motorcycles will not be allowed on the vehicles and have to take a separate transport, he added. According to them, they are having to count anywhere between Tk1,000 to Tk2,000 to cross the bridge from the Mawa end. A check-post has been set up around a kilometer away from the toll plaza to stop motorcycles from getting on the bridge. “Some motorcycles left after waiting for a while for the ferries to take off,” he said.
Source: Dhaka Tribune June 28, 2022 08:57 UTC