The case of changing deadlines and increasing budget of megaprojects
Payra Bridge is finally going to open to traffic after a 5-year extension of the project deadline and with Tk 1 ,000 crore in extra spending. Commuters will no longer have to board ferries to go from Barishal to Kuakata or Patuakhali by road.
But why this delay in project implementation and why the excess of expense?
In Straight from Star Newsroom, Debjani Shyama discusses the unusual delay and extra spending in Payra Bridge project with The Daily Star's reporter Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary.