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Dhaka Tribune

Eid journey: 2.3C toll collected from Bangabandhu Bridge in 24hrs

  • 28,710 vehicles crossed bridge
  • 16,474 North Bengal-bound vehicles
Update : 06 Apr 2024, 07:54 PM

The Bangabandhu Bridge authorities collected Tk2,35,49,800 in toll as 28,710 vehicles crossed the bridge in the past 24 hours ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the greatest religious festivals for Muslims.

The vehicles crossed the bridge from Friday morning to Saturday morning.

According to the Bangabandhu Bridge authority, a total of 16,474 North Bengal-bound vehicles crossed the bridge from which Tk1,24,18,800 was collected as toll.

On the other hand, 12,236 Dhaka-bound vehicles crossed the bridge and Tk1,11,31,000 was collected from the vehicles,

In the 24 hours from Thursday morning to Friday morning, 24,018 vehicles crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge, paying the authorities over Tk2,11,11,550 in tolls.

In this regard, Bangabandhu Bridge Executive Engineer Ahsanul Kabir Pavel said that the number of vehicles on the highway is increasing before the Eid holiday. However, 4 booths for motorcycles have been installed along with 18 on both sides of the bridge to ease traffic congestion.

The authorities have been collecting tolls since the bridge was inaugurated in 1998. Currently, the Commuter System Network (CNS) collects tolls for the bridge.

Rangpur-bound Shyamoli Paribahan bus helper Shafiqul said, now the fare will be slightly higher and will increase more.

Khandkar Iqbal Hossain, president of Tangail Bus Coach Minibus Owners Samiti said: “We have vigilance to ensure that the transport workers do not increase the bus fare.”

Mir Md Sajedur Rahman, outpost in-charge Elenga highway police said that there is currently no traffic jam even though the traffic pressure on the highway has increased.

Vehicles are moving as usual. The number of vehicles will increase in Eid holiday, he added.

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