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Govt sets fares for buses using Padma bridge

Thursday, 09 June 2022 | 10:38 am | 67 times

Govt sets fares for buses using Padma bridge

The government has set the bus fares on 13 long routes from Dhaka to different south-western districts.

The bus fares will come into force on June 26, a day after the inauguration of the Padma Bridge.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in a circular fixed the long-route bus fares on these routes.

The BRTA increased the long-route bus fares on these routes between Tk 10 and Tk 11 taking the toll rate for using Padma Bridge into consideration, the circular said.

As per the circular, the fare on Dhaka-Bhanga-Madaripur-Barishal route would be Tk412, Tk504 on Dhaka-Rajoir-Gopalganj, Tk649 on Dhaka-Gopalganj-Khulna, Tk218 on Dhaka-Janjira-Shariatpur, Tk534 on Dhaka-Barishal-Pirojpur, Tk628 on Dhaka-Gopalganj-Bagerhat-Pirojpur, Tk501 on Dhaka-Barishal-Patuakhali, Tk327 on Dhaka-Bhanga-Madaripur, Tk633 on Dhaka-Gopalganj-Khulna-Shatkhira, Tk288 on Dhaka-Bhanga-Faridpur, Tk653 on Dhaka-Madaripur-Barishal-Bhola-Char Fashion, Tk219 on Dhaka- Buriganga second bridge-Shariatpur, and Tk694 on Dhaka-Madaripur-Barishal-Patuakhali-Kuakata.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the long-cherished Padma Bridge on June 25 and it will be opened to traffic the following day.

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