Some 31,802 vehicles have crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge in the last 24 hours. Of those, the number of transports from North Bengal to Dhaka was 16,779 while the number of transports from Dhaka to North Bengal was 15,023. Which is twice than other normal times.
The total toll collected from 6:00am on Sunday (May 9) to 6:00am on Monday (May 10) was Tk 2 crore 20 lakh 27 thousand and 630.Bangabandhu East (Purbo) Bridge Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Shafiqul Islam and other sources of the bridge authority confirmed this information, according to media report.
It is learnt that home-bound people are returning home in open trucks, pickups, microbuses and private cars, including freight trucks, as long-distance buses are inoperational due to 'restrictions' of government. People are returning home amid the risk of Covid-19 infection.