• Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:53 pm

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia, Shimulia-Banglabazar suspended due to dense fog

  • Published at 10:39 am December 6th, 2020
Suspension of ferry services due to poor visibility during winter are quite common on this route
Suspension of ferry services due to poor visibility during winter is quite common UNB

More than 600 vehicles are stuck and waiting to traverse the river

Dense fog forced the suspension of ferry services on the key Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Banglabazar routes on Sunday morning.

In Munshiganj, the ferry services on Shimulia-Banglabazar route remained suspended since 4am due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.

The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended ferry services to avoid accidents, said Prafulla Chouhan, manager of BIWTC.

Two ferries that left for Shimulia from Banglabazar point on Sunday morning anchored in the middle of the river due to poor visibility, said Prafulla.

Besides, 12 ferries were stuck at the ghat point.

Some 200 vehicles were waiting to cross the river, he said.

In Manikganj, more than 400 vehicles are stuck on both ends waiting to traverse the river.

BIWTC Aricha Sector Manager Mohiuddin Rasel said the fog intensified after midnight.

“Visibility fell drastically around 7:30am. So, we decided to keep ferry services off to avoid accidents,” he said.

Mohiuddin also said they would resume ferry operations once the visibility improves.

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