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PM inaugurated Payra Bridge to traffic

Staff Correspondent
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PM inaugurated Payra
The much-awaited Payra Bridge is being inaugurated in Patuakhali today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has joined the virtual inauguration ceremony from Ganobhaban.

A beautiful Payra bridge has been built on the river Lebukhali. The length of the four-lane bridge is 1,470 meters and the 19.6-meter-wide bridge will be connected by cables, while it is 18.30-meter-high from the water level to ease movement of ships coming from and to Payra port. There are a total of 1,026 meters of approach roads, toll plazas, and administrative buildings on both sides of the river.

The construction of the bridge has cost Tk 1,447 crore. They say that if the Padma Bridge is launched along with the Payra, the new horizon will start with road communication. The socio-economic condition of this region will also change.

The foundation stone of the bridge was inaugurated on March 19, 2013.

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