Tk 800cr toll collected from 57 lakh vehicles in first year.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the Padma Multipurpose Bridge collected around Tk 800 crore from tolls in the first year following its opening.

“Tk 798,23,96,000 has been collected from 56.75 lakh vehicles since its inauguration on June 25 last year. On average, more than 15,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily, surpassing our initial estimates,” the minister told reporters during a press briefing at 11:00am in Setu Bhaban.

“I hope that by this evening, the toll collection from the bridge will reach Tk 800 crore,” the minister said.

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