A total of 22,805 vehicles crossed the Dhaka Elevated Expressway within the first 24 hours of inauguration.
Sources in the bridge division said that by this time 1.85 million taka had been collected as tolls from the first expressway in the country.
Of the vehicles, 12,242 vehicles traveled from the airport to Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Mohakhali and Farmgate, and 5,246 vehicles traveled from Tejgaon to Kuril via Mohakhali, Kamal Ataturk Avenue.
2,892 vehicles used the expressway to travel from Banani to Kuril and 2,425 traveled from Kuril to Farmgate via Kamal Ataturk and Mohakhali.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport-Farmgate section of the much-awaited 11.5-km-long Dhaka Elevated Expressway for traffic. The expressway was opened for traffic on Sunday.