Report on Padma Bridge Toll Collection during Eid 

Report on Padma Bridge Toll Collection during Eid-ul-Fitr Holidays

Report on Padma Bridge Toll Collection during Eid-ul-Fitr Holidays

During the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, Padma Bridge witnessed a significant influx of vehicles, resulting in substantial toll collection. Despite a decrease in the number of vehicles compared to the previous year, toll collection remained robust, indicating efficient revenue generation for the infrastructure.

Toll Collection Analysis

  1. Between April 9 and April 13, 2024, Padma Bridge collected over Tk 146 million in tolls.
  2. This amount was realised from 46,553 vehicles that crossed the bridge during the specified holiday period.

Comparison with Previous Year

Data from the Bridges Division revealed a slight decrease in toll collection compared to the same holiday period in 2023.
Despite this, the difference in toll collection was minimal, with a decrease of just over Tk 100,000, despite a notable drop in the number of vehicles crossing the bridge.

Breakdown of Toll Collection

  1. Vehicles crossing via the Mawa end accounted for a significant portion of toll collection, with Tk 78.7 million collected during the holiday period.
  2. Conversely, vehicles crossing via the Zazira end contributed Tk 67.74 million to the total toll collection during the same period.

Implications and Analysis

  1. The consistent toll collection despite a decrease in vehicle traffic reflects the essential role of Padma Bridge as a vital transportation link in Bangladesh.
  2. Efficient toll collection management indicates the successful utilization of infrastructure to generate revenue for ongoing maintenance and development projects.


Continued monitoring and analysis of toll collection data to identify trends and inform future infrastructure planning.
Explore strategies to further optimize toll collection processes and enhance revenue generation without compromising on efficiency or convenience for commuters.

Padma Bridge's toll collection during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays demonstrates its significance as a critical transportation asset in Bangladesh. Despite challenges such as fluctuations in vehicle traffic, efficient management has ensured consistent revenue generation, contributing to the bridge's continued operation and maintenance.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of toll collection on Padma Bridge during the specified holiday period, highlighting key findings, implications, and recommendations for future consideration and action. Further analysis and strategic planning will be essential to sustain and enhance the bridge's role in Bangladesh's infrastructure network.


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