Motorcycles will be allowed on Padma Bridge even after Eid if rules followed20 April 2023
Staff Reporter :
Ahead of the holy Eid al-Fitr, ban on the movement of motorcycles on the Padma Bridge is going to be lifted. Motorcycle movement starts on Padma Bridge on Thursday as riders are free to traverse the bridge from 6 am today.
While visiting the newly prepared toll plaza for motorcycles on yesterday, Monjur Hossain, the Secretary of Bridges Division, Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges said 'if all the conditions that have been given are complied with, the motorcycle will be kept in operation even after Eid''.
Motorcycles can pay toll at the toll plaza of the bridge, one every 15 seconds and four every minute. Besides, all the necessary preparations have been made including making a dedicated lane on the left side for motorcycles, said Bridge Secretary.
This eid trip will be safe if the bikers follow the conditions to maintain the speed limit of 60km per hour, Monjur Hossain added.
Earlier, The Bridges Division banned motorcycles on the bridge from 27 June 2022 as the pressure of motorbikes overwhelmed the toll plaza employees and two bikers died in a crash on the bridge on 26 June.