Ferry services resume on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

Sun Online Desk

22nd September, 2019 12:19:04 printer

Ferry services resume on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

The ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route in the Padma river under Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj resumed 7 hours after the services was halted last night due to poor navigability.

The ferry service on the River Padma has been resumed from 10:00am this morning. But only eight out of 18 ferries were plying on the route.

 Abdul Alim, Manager (Commerce) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) confirming the news said poor navigability has been forcing such suspension of ferry services on the route for several days.

The ferry movement was suspended from 3:00am on Sunday due to poor navigation, affecting people from 21 districts and resulting in long tailbacks.

Many vehicles including good-laden trucks remained stuck and the passengers were suffering immensely at Shimulia, the entry point to 21 districts of the country.