Padma Bridge-Metrorail launched in June 2022: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the Padma Bridge and Metrorail project under construction will be launched in June 2022. At the same time, Dhaka Elevated Expressway and Karnafuli Tunnel in Chittagong will be launched.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this at a briefing on various contemporary issues held at the Secretariat on Sunday. The briefing was held in the meeting room of the ministry.

The minister said the deadline for commissioning the Padma Bridge has been extended. It will be possible to launch it in June 2022. He hopes to launch three more projects at the same time.

Obaidul Quader also said that the government is giving top priority to ensure road safety.

The deadline for commissioning the Padma Bridge has been extended. It will be possible to launch it in June 2022. He hopes to launch three more projects at the same time.

Padma Bridge project worth Tk 30,193 crore. If this is implemented, direct communication between Dhaka and Chittagong will be established with Mongla port and Benapole land port. The government expects the growth rate of gross domestic product (GDP) to increase by 1.2 percent. With the launch of the Padma Bridge, it will connect 21 districts in the south.

According to a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), if the Padma Bridge is inaugurated in 2022, about 24,000 vehicles will use the bridge that year. The number will increase every year. In 2050, about 67,000 vehicles will run through the Padma Bridge.

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