BRTA fixes bus fares for 13 routes across Padma Bridge

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has fixed bus fares for 13 routes across the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, increasing Tk 10 per person and taking the toll rate for using the bridge.

Published : 9 June 2022, 02:18 PM
Updated : 9 June 2022, 03:21 PM

“The fares for the routes have been increased by Tk 10 per person. A passenger will have to pay Tk 412 instead of Tk 402 after the new rate takes effect,” the BRTA said in a notice on Thursday.

The fares are likely to rise by almost Tk 12 in the future for vehicles operating on the approach road constructed for the bridge, the agency added.

The current fare for long-haul buses is Tk 1.80 per km. The BRTA notice said the revised fares will be applicable for 40 out of 51 seats in such buses.

The fares have been fixed for

- Dhaka-Bhanga-Madaripur-Barishal route at Tk 412,

- Dhaka-Rajoir-Gopalganj route at Tk 504,

- Dhaka-Gopalganj-Khulna route at Tk 649,

- Dhaka-Zajira-Shariatpur route at Tk 219,

- Dhaka-Barishal-Pirojpur route at Tk 534,

- Dhaka-Gopalganj-Pirojpur-Bagerhat route at Tk 628,

- Dhaka-Barishal-Potuakhali route at Tk 501,

- Dhaka-Bhanga-Madaripur route at Tk 328,

- Dhaka-Gopalganj-Khulna-Satkhira route at Tk 633,

- Dhaka-Bhanga-Faridpur route at Tk 288,

- Dhaka-Madaripur-Barishal-Bhola-Char Fashion route at Tk 653,

- Dhaka-second Buriganga Bridge-Shariatpur route at Tk 219 and

- Dhaka-Madaripur-Barishal-Patuakhali-Kuakata route at Tk 694.

The route count starts at Dhaka's Sayedabad Bus Terminal.

The construction of the 6.15km long bridge worth over Tk 300 billion was flagged off by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2015. She is set to inaugurate the bridge connecting Dhaka to southern districts on Jun 25.

Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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