Padma Bridge Toll Rate, Span Details & Total Cost History
Padma Bridge is the dream bridge of Bangladesh. Here we discuss about Padma Bridge Toll Rate, Span Details & Total Cost History.
Padma Bridge is a multi-purpose road and railway bridge built over the Padma River in Bangladesh. Through this, Shariatpur and Madaripur districts have been connected with the iron ore of Munshiganj.
As a result, the south-western part of the country is connected to the north-eastern part. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Padma Bridge on 25 June, 2022.
Construction of the multi-purpose socio-economic development project ‘Padma Multipurpose Bridge’ on the Padma River, designed by AECOM, was scheduled to begin in 2011. It was supposed to end in 2013.
The original project was planned by the former caretaker government on 28 August, 2007. At that time the much talked about Padma bridge project worth 10 thousand 161 crore was passed.
Later, the Awami League government came and connected the railways and on 11 January, 2011 revised the cost of the bridge in the first phase. At that time the cost was estimated at 20 thousand 507 crore.
Later, the cost of Padma Bridge was increased by another Tk 8,000 crore. As a result, the total cost of the Padma Bridge stood at Tk 28,793 crore.
Padma Bridge Toll Rate
The bridge department of the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges has issued a notification fixing the toll of Padma bridge. The notification has been issued on 17 May 2022.
|Car or jeep||750 Taka|
|Pickup van||1,200 Taka|
|Small bus (Max 31 Seat)||1,400 Taka|
|Medium bus (32 Seat or Maximum)||2,000 Taka|
|Big bus (3 axcel)||2,400 Taka|
|Small truck (upto 5 tons)||1,600 Taka|
|Medium truck (more than 5 to 8 tons)||2,100 Taka|
|Medium truck (more than 8 to 11 tons)||2,800 Taka|
|Truck (up to 3 axles)||5,500 Taka|
|Trailer (up to 4 axles)||6,000 Taka|
|Trailer (over 4 axles)||6,000 Taka+1500 (Per axle)|
Padma Bridge General Information
The total cost for the construction of Padma bridge is 30,193.39 crore. These costs include construction of bridge infrastructure, river governance, connecting roads, land acquisition, rehabilitation and environment, salaries and allowances, etc.
According to the agreement of the bridge department with the finance department of Bangladesh, the government has given a loan of Tk 29,893 crore for the construction of the bridge. The bridge authority will pay 1 percent interest within 35 years.
|Name of the Project||Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project (PMBP)|
|Executing Agency||Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA)|
|Construction Period||November 2014 ~ December 2018 (4 Years)|
|Liabilities Period||1 year from the date of completion|
|Pr-feasibility Study by BBA||1998-1999 (GoB Fund)|
|Feasibility Study, finalized by JICA, Japan||2003-2005 (JICA Grant)|
|LAP, RAP & EMP||2006 (GoB Fund)|
|Detailed Design and procurement, finalize by Maunsell Ltd. AECOM NZL||2009-2011 (ADB TA Loan + GoB Fund)|
|Procurement & Implementation||2011-2015 (GoB Fund)|
|Independent checking of design finalize by Flint & Neill Limited UK||2010 (ADB TA Loan Fund)|
|ADB TA Loan Fund||About 1471 hector|
|Main Bridge Length||6.15 km|
|Viaduct||3.148 km (Road), 532 m (Rail)|
|Approach Road||12.117 km|
|River Training Works||14 km (1.6 Mawa + 12.4 in Janjira)|
|Estimated Project Cost||BDT 301933.88 Million|
USD 3.868 Billion (Including VAT and IT)
Padma Bridge Technical Details
On 17 June 2014, a formal agreement was reached between the Government of Bangladesh and China Major Bridge Company for the construction of the Padma Bridge. The Chinese company Padma Bridge was awarded as the lowest bidder.
When the first tender was called for the construction of the Padma Bridge in 2010, 40 companies took part in the pre-qualification.
Five of these companies were selected under the supervision of World Bank, JICA and ADB. A company was later dropped due to World Bank objections.
Only this Chinese company submits financial proposals when soliciting financial proposals. A company called China Major Bridge, a subsidiary of China Railway Group Limited, has been contracted to build the bridge.
|Span Lenth||150 m each Composite Superstructure|
|Pile Details||Racked (Inclined at 1H:6V) Steel Tubular driven pile|
6 Nos. In each pier
Pile Diameter = 3m
Pile Length = 128m
|Total number of pile in Main Bridge||Steel Pile = 40*6 = 240 nos|
vertical bored concrete pile = 2×16 = 32 nos (upto 80m depth)
|Upper Deck||22 m wide concrete deck slab (2.5 m hard shoulder on the both side)|
4 Lane road
|Lower Deck||Single Track Dual Gauge Rail|
|Deck Height||13.6 m|
|Navigational clearance||18.30 m|
|Viaduct||Mawa End (North Bank): 19+20 = 39 span; Length = 1478.03m|
Janjira End (South Bank): 23+19 = 42 span; Length = 1670.03m
Total Road Viaduct: 81 span; Total Length= 3148.06m
|Rail Viaduct||Mawa End and Janjira End: 7+7 = 14 span; Length = 532m|
|Utilities Through the Bridge||760mm dia Gas Transmission Line|
150mm dia Fiber optical & Telephone Duct
7 nos High voltage Electric Line Platform in River over Pile Foundation at 2km downstream of Main Bridge
Padma Bridge Time based work | Padma Bridge Toll Rate
The physical work of Padma Bridge is basically divided into five packages namely- (a) Main Bridge, (b) River Governance, (c) Road connecting Jazira, (d) Toll Plaza etc. Mawa connecting roads, toll plazas etc. and Mawa and Jajira service areas.
|Type||Work Start||Work End|
|River Training Work||November 2014||June 2021|
|Construction Supervision Consultant (CSC-2) for Main Bridge & River Training Works||November-2014||June-2022|
|Janjira Approach Road & Selected Bridge End Facilities||October 2013||October 2016|
|Mawa Approach Road & Selected Bridge End Facilities||January 2014||July 2017|
|Service area 2||January 2014||July 2017|
|Construction Supervision Consultant (CSC-1) for Approach Roads & Service Area-2||October 2013||October 2018|
|Land Acquisition||August 2006||June 2020|
|Resettlement activities(Compensation and plot handed over)||June 2009||June 2020|
|Environmental Activities||June 2009||June 2021|
The multipurpose bridge project will create a direct connection of the south-western part with the center of the country through a specific route through Mawa-Jajira Point.
This bridge will significantly contribute to the social, economic and industrial development of the relatively underdeveloped region.