The record amount of tolls have been collected from the highest number of vehicles crossing the Bangabandhu Bridge
Vehicular crossing on Bangabandhu Bridge has set a new record ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr this year.
From Monday 6am to Tuesday 6am, 35,271 vehicles of all sizes have crossed the bridge. Last year, the number of vehicles crossing the bridge in 24 hours stood at 32,432.
Meanwhile, the tolls collected this year have also reached a new record. Authorities collected Tk2,44,53,870 from the huge load of vehicles, higher than any amount in the previous years.
Tangail Additional Superintendent of police Masudur Rahman said: "Different sizes of 35,271 vehicles crossing the Bangabandhu Bridge have resulted in toll collection reaching a record this year.”
"From Dhaka to North Bengal, 24,411 vehicles have crossed," Masudur added. "And from North Bengal to Dhaka, 10,870 vehicles crossed, until now."
Authorities have been collecting tolls on the Bangabandhu Bridge since the bridge was built in 1998. Currently, the bridge is using a Computer System Network (CNS) to collect tolls.
Every year, the highways become extremely busy ahead of Eid, with thousands of people leaving Dhaka for their homes.