“Seventy-five percent of the vehicles that crossed on the first day were motorcycles. The government raked in about Tk 27.5 million in tolls from 61,000 vehicles in the first 24 hours after the bridge opened. “About 15,000 vehicles crossed the Padma Bridge on the second day, between 6 am on Monday and 6 am on Tuesday,” said Tofazzal. “We took in nearly Tk 20 million in tolls during that time.”“In the second 24-hour period, 15,400 vehicles crossed the bridge,” said another bridge authority official. “A little over Tk 19.8 million was collected.”The Padma Bridge opened to traffic on Sunday after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated it on Sunday.
Source: bd News24 June 28, 2022 07:20 UTC