The opening of the Padma Bridge opens the door to new possibilities in the communication system of Kuakata and other southern districts. There is a different feeling and excitement among the people and representatives of tourism sector. As Padma Bridge awakened the new possibilities of earning bread for the people of Kuakata, the transportation crisis is over. As many companies added luxury vehicles, transportation become easier for passengers and tourists. In the last few decades, countless domestic and foreign tourists have come to Kuakata, the beach of sunset and sunrise. But due to the underdeveloped communication system, there was always a shortage of tourists in the area. A 12/13 hour journey on the one hand and a delicate transport on the other, due to the delicate transport, the tourists migrated elsewhere. Where it used to take 12 hours to reach Kuakata from Dhaka, today it takes only 6 hours to reach Kuakata. Green Line, Green St. Martin, Hanif, and several other companies added AC and Non-AC luxury multi-chair coaches and sleeping coaches in this route. The old cars also got a touch of color.
The Padma Bridge changed the communication system in the southern region. As a result, tourists can easily come to enjoy the beauty of Kuakata beach. On the other hand, with the launch of the Padma Bridge, the volatility among investors has increased. Investors launch new plans The Padma Bridge of dreams will play a leading role in economic growth in all fields. On the other hand, the travel agencies have started settling down. They are offering different types of packages.
Coastal fish traders including Kuakata, Mahipur and Alipur are breathing a sigh of relief. It will be able to catch the fish market day by day with reduction in transportation cost and traders will get a fair price for fish, they hoped.
Numbers of tourists visiting Kuakata after the inauguration of Padma Bridge has increased a lot. One tourist Saiful said that this is the first time he came to visit Kuakata. I did not come so far because he could not bear the stress of the 12/13 hour journey. However, after the inauguration of the Padma Bridge, he and his family came to Kuakata in just 6 hours.
Mahipur fish trader Sohail Nazir (40) said that fish used to reach Dhaka in 12 hours and sometimes in 20 hours. On the one hand, the worry of finding a fish market and rotting fish used to surround them, but today the worry has gone away.
Mohammad Russell Khan, Kuakata in-charge of Prachesta Paribahan, said that development happens in all cases only when the communication system is improved. Tourist arrivals to Kuakata have been on the rise since the inauguration of the Padma Bridge, as well as luxury cars are starting to enter. We already have AC and non-AC service. Tourists and locals now travel in luxury chair coaches.
KPG Properties Limited Managing Director Muhibullah Muhib said, we have not invested so far. I was thinking of taking away the investment. Now the Padma Bridge is again making us think of investing in the area.
"We are now offering more and more packages," said Sabuj Mridha, a tourism operator in Confidence. I organize short and long tours. Tourists are getting help in many ways. Busyness is increasing than before.
Sheikh Ziaur Rahman, managing director of the residential hotel beach, said tourist arrivals have been increasing since the inauguration of the Padma Bridge. We are also decorating the hotel. The arrival of tourists is mainly due to the good communication system.
KM Bachchu, president of the Kuakata Tourism Guide Association, said, “We brand Kuakata with tourism. The guides basically show the sights of Kuakata. We are being trained through more training to make ourselves more efficient. KM Zaheer, general secretary of the Tour Operators Association of Kuakata (TOAC), said the hotels in Kuakata would have been full during the Eid season and if it had been closed for a long time. The Padma Bridge will change the context. New hotels and motels are constantly being built. To cope with the pressure, community tourism has begun to develop.
Kuakata Municipal Mayor Anwar Hawlader said it would be an international standard tourist destination. Starting investment. Tourist dependent traders are finding new life. The southern area is filled with expectations through the Padma Bridge.
"We are fully prepared to cope with the increasing pressure from tourists," said SI Hasnain Parvez of Kuakata Zone, a tourist police station.