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Bangabandhu Bridge broke all records of toll 24 hours



Lastnewsbd, 24th June, Dhaka: A record has been created to generate toll in the country’s largest Bangabandhu Bridge. Nearly 27,000 transport bridge crossing the last 24 hours and the Dhaka-bound transport bridge has been reached. According to the bridge authority, Tk 2.75 million toll has been collected. No amount of toll was collected before the bridge was started. Presently, the controversial company Commuter System Network (CNS) is collecting bridge tolls. It is known that by using the Bangabandhu Bridge, it has been transported to about 26 districts of northern and southern districts. Since the bridge was inaugurated, regular tolls of the bridge were collected. On the occasion of the Eid, the car pressure increased on the Dhaka-Tangail highway. In this connection, on Wednesday 23rd (Friday) from 06 to 24 in the north Bengal on Saturday (Saturday) till 6am, 16,770 buses and trucks were transported along the Bangabandhu bridge.

Besides, the Dhaka-bound 9,662 transport bridge has been set up. As a result, 26 thousand 67 different types of transport bridge crossing in 24 hours. The toll from the transport was Tk 2. 15 million. Much more than the other year.

Aminur Rahman, Manager of Computer System Network (CNS), managing director of Bangabandhu Bridge toll, said that the toll was highest since Friday morning till Saturday morning. 26 thousand 672 different types of transport bridge crossing in 24 hours. The toll has been collected from transportation to the tune of 15 million, which is much more than the other year. However, the return on the way to the Eid may be even more.

In this regard, Tangail Superintendent of Police (SP) Mahbub Alam said the bridge authorities earned the record through the collection of tolls worth Tk 2.10 crore in the last 24 hours. Earlier, a record collection of toll worth Tk 2.10 million was recorded in 24 hours last year. He said this was possible due to keeping law and order situation and keeping the traffic movement going smooth. He said that around 1,000 people of the district police are working on the highway to ensure the normal movement of the people living on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr and security.

It is to be noted that the construction of the bridge, named Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, was initially started, but later it was renamed as Bangabandhu Bridge. Bangabandhu bridge is a road and rail bridge situated on the Jamuna River in Bangladesh. Construction of the bridge at the 4.8 kilometer long was completed in 1998. The bridge connecting 25 districts of north Bengal including Sirajganj of Tangail on the east bank of Jamuna river and Sirajganj on the west bank.

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