1st span of Padma bridge installed on Saturday. Photo: Sazid HossainThe span installation work of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge began today, Saturday, with the first-ever span of the much-talked-about bridge installed around 10:15am this morning.The span was installed on pillar No. 37 and 38 at Jazira end of Shariatpur.Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader was present at the site and inspected the work himself.According to the bridges division of the road transport and bridges ministry, the 150-metre wide span weighing over 3,000 tonnes was hooked onto a crane on Sunday last and it took two days to take the span to the certain place.Bridges division officials said as much as 42 such spans will be installed to build the bridge.They said the construction work of some 16 pillars is currently underway.
Kolkata: The Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) will release the notification for the Common Admission Test 2018 (CAT) on Sunday. The registration for CAT 2018 will start from August 8 until September 19.According to Prof Sumanta Basu, convener, CAT 2018, the examination will be conducted on November 25, 2018 (Sunday) in two sessions. The test centres will be spread across 147 cities.Candidates will be given the option to select four test cities in order of preference. Cities and centres will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date of CAT 2018 registration. Hence, candidates need not rush to block slots and cities in the initial days of registration. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe authorities will try their best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference and in the rare case, if a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.Candidates must pay the registration fee online, through credit cards, debit cards and net banking. After submitting their applications, candidates will be permitted to download their examination admit card from October 24 onwards, till the date of test. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe CAT website contains a section on ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQ) that addresses some of the commonly asked queries regarding the examination. Candidates may also contact the CAT help desk through email or phone. Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they are not allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a particular section. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.