Govt fixes Padma Bridge tolls


Dhaka, May 17: The government on Tuesday fixed the toll rates of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge which is expected to open for the traffic movements in June.

The Bridges Division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard.

According to the gazette notification, a motorcycle will to pay Taka 100 while a car and a jeep will have to pay Taka 750 to cross the 6.15-km long bridge.

As per the toll chart, Taka 1,200 has been fixed for a pickup, Taka 1,300 for a microbus, Taka 1,400 for a small bus (31-seat), Taka 2,000 a medium-size bus (over 32-seat) and Taka 2,400 for a large bus (three-axel).

Besides, Taka 1,600 has been fixed for a small truck (up to 5 tons), Taka 2,100 for a medium truck (5-8 tons) and Taka 2,800 for a truck weighing 8-11 tons, Taka 5,500 for a truck (up to Three-axel), Taka 6,000 for a trailer (four-axel).

The notification also said that Taka 1,000 will be added to Taka 6,000 for each axel of the trailer while it will be over four-axel trailer.