Thursday, 18 August, 2022
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Ferry service resumes on Shimulia-Banglabazar route

Medium sized ferries carrying light vehicles will operate on this route during the day time for now, said Ashikuzzaman, Director (commerce) of BIWTC.

Currently four ferries are plying on this route while passengers are being carried by 87 launches and 101 speedboats, he said.

All the ferries were seen moving with ease under the Padma bridge.

On August 18, BIWTC suspended all ferry services on the route for an indefinite period due to strong current in the Padma River.

The decision came after at least five ferries hit the Padma Bridge pillars between July and August this year.