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BBC Stream: Padma Bridge free benefits to Indian traders, why it was built in the first place

Bilal9

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We will be helping India improve its connectivity and economy, free of cost and at the detriment to our economy.

Thanks Hasina!! And Thanks to Indian agent and fifth-columnist AL cabinet member (Commerce Minister) Tipu Munshi as well, for opening our market wide open for tariff free Indian FMCG and consumer goods imports.

Culmination of a grand plan as planned in 1952 by Indian agents and Pa-chata Indian Golams in Bangladesh, to make Bangladesh a complete province under India.

 
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We will be helping India improve its connectivity and economy, free of cost and at the detriment to our economy.

Thanks Hasina!! And Thanks to Indian agent and fifth-columnist AL cabinet member (Commerce Minister) Tipu Munshi as well, for opening our market wide open for tariff free Indian FMCG and consumer goods imports.

Culmination of a grand plan as planned in 1952 by Indian agents and Pa-chata Indian Golams in Bangladesh, to make Bangladesh a complete province under India.

Railway connection over the Padma Bridge will serve more of Indian interest, between Indian east and west, than it will serve BD domestic interest.

BD people will be paying money for serving Indian citizens.
 

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Solution is to impose costs on Indians to use such infrastructure or deny outright if it anyway detrimental to the interests of BD, not remaining at pre-modern ages by shunning modern infrastructure. Just because India may get benefits, we can not deprives our millions of citizen a smooth, comfortable journey across Padma. Those who used to spend 10-12 hours waiting for ferry at Mawa-Jajira ghat or Paturia-Daulatdia ghat can only understand what Padma bridge means to the people of the South Bengal. Leaving aside economic opportunities which will unlock this bridge, their sufferings is an enough reason to build this Padma bridge.
 
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We will be helping India improve its connectivity and economy, free of cost and at the detriment to our economy.

Thanks Hasina!! And Thanks to Indian agent and fifth-columnist AL cabinet member (Commerce Minister) Tipu Munshi as well, for opening our market wide open for tariff free Indian FMCG and consumer goods imports.

Culmination of a grand plan as planned in 1952 by Indian agents and Pa-chata Indian Golams in Bangladesh, to make Bangladesh a complete province under India.


Currently Indian trucks pay a very low (or none at all??) fee to transit through Bangladesh

At the very least because of the toll in Padma Bridge, Bangladesh will be able to charge something more to these Indian trucks.

The train fare for Indian nationals should also incorporate these fees in their tickets. I am not sure if they already do. If they want to save time, they need to pay the premium. Fair transaction. But apparently the Indian nationals don't want to pay the premium -

Passengers deterred by higher fares; cargo handlers by procedural hassles, longer travel time

The Bangladesh government’s decision to allow India use of its territory for transit of cargo and passengers to the North East may be seen as a major concession in Bangladesh. But Indian users are showing little interest to avail themselves of the facility.
 

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Currently Indian trucks pay a very low (or none at all??) fee to transit through Bangladesh

At the very least because of the toll in Padma Bridge, Bangladesh will be able to charge something more to these Indian trucks.

The train fare for Indian nationals should also incorporate these fees in their tickets. I am not sure if they already do. If they want to save time, they need to pay the premium. Fair transaction. But apparently the Indian nationals don't want to pay the premium -

Passengers deterred by higher fares; cargo handlers by procedural hassles, longer travel time

The Bangladesh government’s decision to allow India use of its territory for transit of cargo and passengers to the North East may be seen as a major concession in Bangladesh. But Indian users are showing little interest to avail themselves of the facility.

There is hardly any economic benefits for Bangladesh in this transit to India. No matter how high the fees are it won't be enough since you need adequate traffic to get the returns, but Northeast has a tiny economy and inhabited by primitive people with no economic potential.

The only way we can benefit from this transit is to seek strategic leverage over India: keep them shut on our deals with China and on the modernization of our military as well as on our actions if things get worse with Myanmar. But then again, all these things would depend on how our leaders and policymakers deal with it.
 
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We will be helping India improve its connectivity and economy, free of cost and at the detriment to our economy.

Thanks Hasina!! And Thanks to Indian agent and fifth-columnist AL cabinet member (Commerce Minister) Tipu Munshi as well, for opening our market wide open for tariff free Indian FMCG and consumer goods imports.

Culmination of a grand plan as planned in 1952 by Indian agents and Pa-chata Indian Golams in Bangladesh, to make Bangladesh a complete province under India.


Railway connection over the Padma Bridge will serve more of Indian interest, between Indian east and west, than it will serve BD domestic interest.

BD people will be paying money for serving Indian citizens.

People of BD should immediately destroy this bridge and checkmate nefarious designs of SHW and India.
 
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Solution is to impose costs on Indians to use such infrastructure or deny outright if it anyway detrimental to the interests of BD, not remaining at pre-modern ages by shunning modern infrastructure. Just because India may get benefits, we can not deprives our millions of citizen a smooth, comfortable journey across Padma. Those who used to spend 10-12 hours waiting for ferry at Mawa-Jajira ghat or Paturia-Daulatdia ghat can only understand what Padma bridge means to the people of the South Bengal. Leaving aside from economic opportunities which will unlock this bridge, their sufferings is an enough reason to build this Padma bridge.

I agree that South Bengal people will get benefitted of course, with their food products and produce getting to Dhaka and points beyond for consumption, and EPZs also helping but Indian impetus and instruction to Hasina for linking Kolkata and Agartala was in no doubt a huge factor.

This is something that Indians want and they will NOT spend any money for it - now or ever. They think they rightly deserve it. Their govt. organization BSNL still owe Bangladesh many tens of millions for overdue bandwidth charges. Good luck getting money from Sanghis.

The entire long-term Sanghi plan is to destroy Bangladesh as a Muslim entity economically, feather-smoothing Indian talk to the contrary by either their FM or here at PDF....

We get happy just because India let us export 2 Billions to their market last year, which is a drop in the bucket for their market. If fairness was an Indian principle, our trade gap would be non-existent.

Hasina works to help Indian govt. and economy - not that of Bangladesh. Every Bangladeshi security apparatus and decision making organs for tariff policies (Trade, Commerce, Food, Industry ministries) is infiltrated by Indian-controlled agents and RAW operatives. India made sure of that. They ask us to lower tariffs on whatever they want to export and we Bangladeshi d*mbf*cks comply.

I heard from an army friend of mine that the Imam of a mosque in the Dhaka cantonment was caught relaying logistics messages to India via SSB transmitter, and this was twenty years ago. People heard him talking in hushed Hindi. Full beard, topi and alkhalla, product of a supposed Madrassah. Turns out by looking in his underwear, they found out he was a Hindu.

They don't even need to go that far anymore. They got Hasina by the cajones.

It is a massive win for India, to control this woman who is the number one decision maker in Bangladesh. They don't need RAW agents, all they have to do is control this woman, she will use RAB, Police and all govt. ministries to help India day and night.
 

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There is hardly any economic benefits for Bangladesh in this transit to India. No matter how high the fees are it won't be enough since you need adequate traffic to get the returns, but Northeast has a tiny economy and inhabited by primitive people with no economic potential.

The only way we can benefit from this transit is to seek strategic leverage over India: keep them shut on our deals with China and on the modernization of our military as well as on our actions if things get worse with Myanmar. But then again, all these things would depend on how our leaders and policymakers deal with it.

Bhai they won't deal with it. All RAW agents.

I saw Tipu Munshi (fifth columnist Commerce Minister) in the Hasina Cabinet, go to Assam and then WB recently, and promise the CMs in those states by bowing down to them that there would be important Bangladeshi investments in those states, since their economies all are in doldrums nowadays. He was namaste-ing everybody in every Indian meeting, the moron that he is. This is all in YT.

Hasina made this guy Commerce Minister because India asked her to do so, so that Tipu could do the biding of the Indians and allow every Indian export to Bangladesh at preferential (sometimes zero) tariffs. If Tipu retires (he's seventy plus) - there will be another RAW agent in his place for carrying out Delhi's whims. Don't worry - Indians are planning this already.

Hasina will make sure there are fifth columnists in every important ministry in Bangladesh. I am surprised patriots (especially in the Army) are sitting on their hands and not doing anything about these people.

Our biggest failing is that we cannot identify Indian fifth columnists within our midst and take care of their misdeeds soon enough. Indians do this far better.

People of BD should immediately destroy this bridge and checkmate nefarious designs of SWH and India.

More important will be to razor-wire all border points and shut down the travel of our idiots to India for medical and tourist "needs".

Indians don't appreciate our business anyways....

The bridge is not the problem. Indian "connectivity" from East to West is....
 
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Padma bridge will mainly serve BD interests.

Yes India can also benefit and they need to be charged a fair transit fee.

As Indian vehicles will need to pay the same fee as BD ones to cross the bridge then it should mean they pay a fair cost to use the bridge.

Regarding trade with India, look at the actual data - exports to India are now the 4th largest in the world after USA, Germany and the UK and growing much quicker than all of them.
 

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Currently Indian trucks pay a very low (or none at all??) fee to transit through Bangladesh
Sorry I am a layman, I knew Indian trucks cant getinto Bangladesh but their containers or products get transfered to bangladeshi trucks. Please correct me if i am wrong.
 

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There is hardly any economic benefits for Bangladesh in this transit to India. No matter how high the fees are it won't be enough since you need adequate traffic to get the returns, but Northeast has a tiny economy and inhabited by primitive people with no economic potential.

The only way we can benefit from this transit is to seek strategic leverage over India: keep them shut on our deals with China and on the modernization of our military as well as on our actions if things get worse with Myanmar. But then again, all these things would depend on how our leaders and policymakers deal with it.



We need to look at this holistically, rather than as a single issue thing.

BD has just signed a deal with Nepal and India to import 400MWs of cheap and clean hydro-electricity from Nepal via India. Much more is likely to follow from both Nepal and Bhutan and the future.
 

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There is hardly any economic benefits for Bangladesh in this transit to India. No matter how high the fees are it won't be enough since you need adequate traffic to get the returns, but Northeast has a tiny economy and inhabited by primitive people with no economic potential.

Fact.

Northeast is likely not gonna develop they way that transit will be lucrative.

take the example of Switzerland, and you have a country that facilitate road transit between north europe and south europe.

BD can earn big buck if she can facilitate transit between the subcontinent and China-SEA.
 

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Sorry I am a layman, I knew Indian trucks cant getinto Bangladesh but their containers or products get transfered to bangladeshi trucks. Please correct me if i am wrong.

Indian trucks cannot get in now, but believe me they soon will.

Indians won't be happy until they get that from Hasina too.

She will capitulate.

The fee is almost nothing - while we spent tens of billion dollars building road infra ($4 Billion for Padma Bridge alone).

That was always the plan, open up Bangladesh by placing a compliant govt. in place and make all of NE states accessible via Bangladesh road infra, which is superior to Indian infra any day. And use it for almost nothing !
 

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