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Quader: Padma Bridge to be opened to traffic in June

Construction of the approach road has ended, he says 
Update : 31 Dec 2021, 01:03 PM

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the much-awaited Padma Bridge will be inaugurated in June 2022 as per the target. 

The minister said the work on the Padma Bridge is in progress. “Now, the pitch-casting work is going on. Once it’s done, then the entire project work will be over.”

Quader, also the general secretary of Awami League, made the remarks while talking to reporters during the inauguration of “Dhaka Nagar Paribahan” virtually from the Secretariat. 

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“The Padma Bridge will be inaugurated within our target as we’ve already completed the approach road,” he added.

Regarding the inauguration of metro rail and Karnaphuli Tunnel in 2022, the minister said: “We’re working to open these projects next year. You’ll be informed about the time. However, our target is to open the projects in 2022.” 

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Meanwhile, about the new service “Dhaka Nagar Paribahan”, he mentioned that all kinds of cooperation will be provided to build a disciplined and modern public transport system. “I wish the service a success.”

He said this service will be expanded in phases.

There are plans to introduce the service on 42 more routes in and around Dhaka city, including Narsingdi, Manikganj, Narayanganj and Gazipur district, the minister added.

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