DOT Desk: The number of transports on the Dhaka-Khulna highway saw an increase after the Padma Bridge was opened to the public yesterday, reports TBS.
Thousands of people commute daily on the Dhaka-Khulna route. From now on, they can make the journey without facing the many hassles that came with the ferry crossing at Mawa Ghat. Passengers have expressed excitement over the relief. Traders have also increased the number of transports on this route. There are more than 20 Dhaka-bound public transport counters at the Royal Junction in Khulna.
“23 buses left Khulna for Dhaka. Two more buses have been added on the occasion of Padma Bridge. The next two days we will see in an experimental way. If the number of passengers increases, we will also increase the number of buses,” said Sharif Al Mamun, manager of Imad Paribahan in Khulna.
He said that Imad Paribahan is charging Tk700 per person on the AC buses and Tk800 on non-AC buses on Dhaka-Khulna route.