Sunday, October 25, 2020 | ePaper

Padma bridge to be opened by 2021 : Sujan

  • Print


Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon said that the dream Padma Bridge will be opened to the public by 2021.
He said this while paying compensation of Tk 12.70 crore to 44 families affected by the acquisition of land for rail line at Shibchar upazila in Madaripur, said a press release on Friday.
He further said that with the opening of the Padma Bridge, the railway line from Dhaka to Bhanga in Faridpur will be launched. Later, if the ongoing work is completed by 2024, the railway line from Dhaka to Jashore will be started, he added.
The Padma Bridge was once a dream, which has now come true through the Sheikh Hasina government. As the railway line from Chattogram to Cox's Bazar and Khulna to Mongla is being extended, and this railway line will be extended to Payra Port and Kuakata through the Padma Bridge, he added.
Besides, Bangladesh will be known as a developed country in 2041 if rail communication is well established along with road communication, the minister said.
Later, he inspected the overall work on the Jajira side of the Padma Bridge.
Among others, Secretary of the Ministry of Railways Md. Selim Reza, Additional Secretary Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Director General Md. Samsuzzaman and Deputy Commissioner of Shariatpur Kazi Abu Taher accompanied him during his visit.

More News For this Category

'Syndicates take advantage of data scarcity to raise prices': SANEM

UNB, Dhaka :The Executive Director of the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) Dr Selim Raihan on Saturday urged the government agencies to monitor the essentials market throughout

Different Anti-Tobacco organizations form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on the occasion of No Tobacco Day 2020 on Saturday.

Different Anti-Tobacco organizations form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on the occasion of No Tobacco Day 2020 on Saturday.

Abdul Malek Raton speaks at a discussion organized by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal  marking the National Convention 2020 at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.

Abdul Malek Raton speaks at a discussion organized by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal marking the National Convention 2020 at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.

One held, 1.5 lakh meters fishing net seized in Charghat

BSS, Rajshahi :A team of the river police arrested a fisherman and seized 1.5 lakh meters of fishing net worth about Taka 45 lakh from different areas in the Padma

Police recover fake currency notes in city, 6 held

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in an overnight raid arrested six people with fake currency notes worth about Taka 85 lakh from various places, including Kotwali and Adabar Police Stations, in

FM mourns death of Brunei Darussalam Prince

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed deep shock at the demise of Prince of Brunei Darussalam Abdul Azim.In a message written to Foreign Minister of Brunei DarussalamSultan Hassanal

Kamarjani UDC conducts publicity campaign on e-services

BSS, Gaibandha :Kamarjani Union Digital Center (UDC) in celebration of the Mujib Year, the birth centenary of Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been conducting publicity among

Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh visits Dhakeshwari Puja Mondop in the capital on Saturday.

Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh visits Dhakeshwari Puja Mondop in the capital on Saturday.

Bangladesh Sarkari Prathomik Bidyalaya Shikkhok Samity President Waes Ahammed Chowdhury speaks at a press conference demanding implementation of Pay Scale of Primary School teachers to 10th grade at DRU Auditorium in the capital on Saturday.

Bangladesh Sarkari Prathomik Bidyalaya Shikkhok Samity President Waes Ahammed Chowdhury speaks at a press conference demanding implementation of Pay Scale of Primary School teachers to 10th grade at DRU Auditorium in the capital on Saturday.

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan speaks at a discussion marking the 43rd Founding Anniversary of Bangladesh Labour Party at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan speaks at a discussion marking the 43rd Founding Anniversary of Bangladesh Labour Party at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.