** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday

20 April 2023

Staff Reporter :
Ahead of Eid ul- Fitr, some 12.28 lakh mobile SIM subscribers of different mobile operators  connections left Dhaka and a total of 6,67,783 SIM subscribers returned to Dhaka in a single day, on April 18.
Mustafa Jabbar, the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology revealed  the information at a post on his verified Facebook account on Wednesday.
Among the outflow from the capital, 3,34,295 were Grameenphone users, 3,02,284 Robi users, 5,73,509 Banglalink users, and 18,190 Teletalk users. While the people with  SIMs entered Dhaka on Tuesday,  1,28,970 were Grameenphone users; 1,06,863 Robi users, 4,22,600 Banglalink users, and 9,350 Teletalk users.
Regarding this issue the Telecom Minister said to the journalists, "I have collected data from the mobile operators. I think people started leaving Dhaka on a big scale since April 17".
It couldn't be determined how many people exactly left or entered Dhaka with the figures, as a person can have multiple SIMs. However, on an average, each people have 1.5 SIMs, he added.
According to the industry insiderers, the total number of SIM users in Bangladesh  is 18 crore with 12 crore are unique mobile users. Still, millions of children, elderly and poor people have no mobile phonesets.

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