Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said that a feasibility study has been conducted to construct the second Padma Bridge at the Paturia-Daulatdia end under the bridge authority.
He also said that the fund for the construction of the second Padma Bridge will be raised from the toll collected from vehicles travelling on the Padma Bridge by 2057.
"Necessary steps will be taken for the construction of the second Padma Bridge if we get instructions later," he added.
The minister disclosed the information on Monday at the Parliament while replying to a query from the ruling party MP of the reserved women's seat Momota Hena Lovely.
The minister also said that the Bangladesh Bridge Authority will repay the entire government loan in 140 quarterly instalments over the next 35 years.
Replying to another query by Fakhrul Imam, Quader said the government has been working with various regional and sub-regional forums for a long time to establish road connectivity with neighbouring countries.