Alexa Padma Bridge’s toll yet to be decided: Quader

Padma Bridge’s toll yet to be decided: Quader

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 14:25 11 September 2019   Updated: 17:54 11 September 2019

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader briefed reporters at Secretariat

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader briefed reporters at Secretariat

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that the toll on Padma Bridge has not yet been decided. 

He said this in response to a question from reporters at the Secretariat on Wednesday.

The minister said, “Construction of the bridge is in progress. But how can I say in advance before the toll is determined? No decision has been made regarding the toll.”

Responding to another question from reporters the imposition of a toll on the highway, he said all passenger vehicles have to pay toll. “All countries of the world have to pay toll on-road usage.” 

A rule is to decide how much toll is charged on highways and how much for vehicles — the issue is being brought into a system. Ministry of Road Transport and Bridge is working on the issue, said Obaidul Quader.    

Stating that toll will be set up for some highways, he said that tolls are being considered in the national highways, which have 4, 6 and 8 lane roads or roads that will be built or renovated. 

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