June 28, 2022, 3:33 pm

Staff Correspondent

2022-06-10 13:55:34 BdST

BRTA fixes bus fair for 13 routes considering Padma Bridge toll

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has fixed bus fares for 13 routes in the south-western part of the country considering the toll of the Padma Bridge.

The bus fair will come into effect from the day when the vehicle will run on the bridge, said a circular signed by BRTA Director (Engineering) Sitangshu Shekhar Biswas on Wednesday last.

Aiming to provide smooth service on Padma Multipurpose Bridge, the fare has been revised for 40 bus-seats (excluding driver) instead of 51 bus-seats by adjusting the prescribed toll.

According to the circular, the latest fares for the routes are: Taka 412.32 for Dhaka-Barishal, via Mawa Bhanga, Madaripur, Tk 504.21 for Dhaka-Gopalganj, Tk 649.36 for Dhaka-Gopalganj-Khulna, Tk 218.53 for Dhaka-Zajira-Shariatpur, Tk 534.20 for Dhaka-Barishal-Pirojpur, Tk 628.25 for Dhaka-Gopalganj-Pirojpur- Bagerhat, Tk 501.52 for Dhaka-Barishal-Patuakhali, Tk 327.50 for Dhaka-Bhanga-Madaripur, Tk 633.05 for Dhaka-Gopalganj-Khulna-Shatkhira, Tk 288.39 for Dhaka-Bhanga-Faridpur, Tk 653.86 for Dhaka-Madaripur-Barishal-Bhola-Char Fashion, Tk 219.88 for Dhaka-Buriganga second bridge-Shariatpur and Tk 694.29 for Dhaka -Madaripur-Barishal-Patuakhali-Kuakata.

The long-cherished Padma Bridge will open for vehicular movement around 6 am on June 26, a day after its inauguration on June 25. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate it.

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