Pressure of vehicles on Paturia-Daulatdia ferry ghat has increased exponentially as people of 21 southern districts are going home ahead of the complete lockdown enforced from 14 April.
On the other hand, for their homebound rush, about 900 vehicles on Dhaka-Aricha highway are waiting for their turn to get on board the ferry at Paturia ghat to cross the Padma river.Ghat authorities said the situation has gone beyond control as the pressure of passengers and vehicles was immense. They experience such a rush only during Eid vacations.
A total of 14 ferries are transporting homebound people. Many homebound people are using trawlers to cross Padma river.