Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the plying of vehicles will begin on the Padma Bridge by June 2022.
“After completion of the construction works of the Padma Bridge project, the bridge will be opened for vehicular movement by June 2022,” he told a view-exchange meeting with officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) through videoconferencing on Wednesday.
Quader, also the Awami League General Secretary, said rumours are being spread in social media over the time extension of the Padma Bridge project.
The ongoing construction work of the project will be completed by June 2022 and then the bridge will be opened for vehicular movement, he said.
If the bridge needs repairing, the timeframe will increase to June 2023 only for the construction firms, but physical works of the bridge project must be completed by June 2022, the road transport and bridges minister said.