Tk 3.16cr record toll collected from 26,394 vehicles on Padma Bridge yesterday

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The government earned record Tk 3.16 crore in revenue through toll from the vehicles that crossed the Padma Bridge yesterday (July 1, 2022), the sixth day after opening of the bridge to traffic.

 "Tk 3.16 crore was collected from 6:00 am to midnight yesterday which is the highest amount earned so far,"Bangladesh Bridges Authority Superintending Engineer Abul Hossain told UNB.

Around 26,394 vehicles crossed the bridge during this period, he said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the bridge on June 25 and it was opened to traffic the next morning.