Bangabandhu Tunnel toll, opening, construction and all other information 2023

by EduportalBD Team


”Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel” is a road built under the Karnaphuli River also known as Bangabandhu Tunnel and Karnaphuli Tunnel. Basically, Karnaphuli will play an important role in connecting the two banks of the river. Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar highways will be connected with the help of this tunnel. The first tunnel in Bangladesh and the first and longest under-river road tunnel in South Asia with a length of 3.43 km. The work of Bangabandhu Tunnel was officially inaugurated on February 24, 2019.

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Bangabandhu Tunnel Project at a Glance

Inauguration of Bangabandhu Tunnel

The safety trial run (experimental preparation) was completed on October 2 afternoon in a joint operation of several hours by the Fire Service, Navy and Police. This tunnel will be inaugurated on October 28, 2023. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the tunnel. Cars will run through the tunnel from the next day.

Proposed Toll of Bangabandhu Tunnel

Bangladesh Bridge Authority has proposed a list of tolls for vehicles plying in the Bangabandhu Tunnel. It is awaiting the approval of the Finance Ministry. The proposal is:

Motorcycles and three-wheelers at Bangabandhu Tunnel

Motorcycles and three-wheelers are not allowed inside the tunnel for now.

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