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‘Padma Bridge to be opened to traffic in June’

‘Padma Bridge to be opened to traffic in June’

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The much-awaited Padma Bridge will be inaugurated in June 2022 as per the target, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday.

The minister said that the work on the Padma Bridge is in progress. “Now, the pitch-casting work is going on. Once it’s done, then the entire project work will be over.”

The minister said while talking to reporters during the inauguration of ‘Dhaka Nagar Paribahan’ virtually from the secretariat, reports UNB.

Obaidul Quader said, “The Padma Bridge will be inaugurated within our target as we’ve already completed the approach road.”

Regarding the inauguration of Metro Rail, Karnaphuli Tunnel in 2022, he said, “We’re working to open these projects next year. You’ll be informed about the time. However, our target is to open the projects in 2022.”

Meanwhile, about the new service ‘Dhaka Nagar Paribahan’, the minister said all kinds of cooperation will be provided to build a disciplined and modern public transport system. “I wish the service a success.”

He said this service will be expanded in phases.

There are plans to introduce the service on 42 more routes in and around Dhaka City, including Narsingdi, Manikganj, Narayanganj and Gazipur district, the minister added.