Ferries won’t carry heavy vehicles like truck, lorry and covered van for three days before and after the Eid-ul-Azah across the country to facilitate smooth journey of holidaymakers.
Only the heavy vehicles, which will carry daily essentials and sacrificial animals, will be allowed to cross river routes by ferries during this period.The decision was revealed at a meeting at Bidyut Bhaban in the city on Sunday with State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury in chair.
The shipping ministry took the decision to ease the sufferings of the home-bound people from big cities to villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha.
The owners of freight vessels and sand carrying bulkheads were also asked to suspend their moves during night on river routes during this period, a press release, issued by the ministry on Sunday, said.
Besides, sand carrying bulkhead services will remain suspended in day time too for five days before and after the Eid-ul-Azha.