Padma Bridge toll not yet decided: Quader

Staff Correspondent
11 September 2019, Wed
Published: 03:10

Padma Bridge toll not yet decided: Quader

The toll on Padma Bridge has not yet been decided told Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

He said this in response to a question from reporters at the Secretariat on Wednesday (September 11).

He 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.”

The minister said, “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 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.