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Bangladesh announces Padma bridge tolls, a step closer to inauguration

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2022-05-17 16:51:33 BdST

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The government has finalised tolls for vehicles crossing the Padma bridge, a step closer to its planned inauguration in June.

The tolls will be effective from the opening of the bridge, the government said in a notice on Tuesday.

Bangladesh’s longest bridge connecting Dhaka to southern districts is expected to open to traffic in June.

Buses will have to pay Tk 2,400, Tk 2,000 and Tk 1,400 each, depending on the number of seats. Microbuses will have to pay Tk 1,300, pickup vans Tk 1,200, cars Tk 750 and motorbikes Tk 100 each.

For freight vehicles, the toll was set at Tk 1,600 for trucks up to 5 tonnes in weight, Tk 2,100 for trucks between 5-8 tonnes, Tk 2,800 for trucks between 8-11 tonnes, Tk 5,500 for trucks with three axles and Tk 6,000 for trailers with up to four axles.

If the trailer exceeds four axles, an additional Tk 1,500 will be added to the toll per axle.

Type of Vehicle

Padma bridge

Ferry

Bangabandhu Bridge

Motorcycle

100

70

50

Car, jeep

750

500

550

Pickup van

1200

800

600

Microbus

1300

860

600

Bus (up to 31 seats)

1400

950

750

Bus (32 seats and over)

2,000

1,350

1,000

Bus (3 axles)

2,400

1,580

1,000

Truck (up to 5 tonnes)

1,600

800-1,080

1,000

Truck (between 5-8 tonnes)

2,100

1,400

1,250

Truck (between 8-11 tonnes)

2,800

1,850

1,600

Trailer (up to three axles)

5,500

3,940

2,000

Trailer (up to four axles)

6,000

 

3,000

Trailer (over four axles)

6,000+ an additional 1,500 per axle

 

3,000+ an additional 1,000 per axle