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22 May, 2019 01:39:32 PM
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2nd Gumti, Meghna bridges to be opened May 25

Independent Online Desk
2nd Gumti, Meghna bridges to be opened May 25
The second Gumti and Meghna bridges. Photo: UNB

The second Gumti and Meghna bridges will be opened to traffic to mitigate the suffering of commuters.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate them through video conference on May 25, said Gumti Bridge project Manager Shawkat Ahmed Majumdar.

Once in operation, the 930-meter Meghna and 1,410-meter Gumti bridges are expected to provide relief to commuters on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway.

Read also: New Meghna, Gumti bridges to be opened before Eid: Kamal

Sources at Roads and Highways Department said that some 25,000 vehicles use the road every day.

Sixty per cent of them is using the highway for commercial purposes while the rest are carrying passengers.UNB

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