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Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after 8 hrs

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 8th December, 2021 10:09:09 AM
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Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma river resumed after eight hours of disruption caused by dense fog.

Mohiuddin Rassel, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), said they kept suspended ferry services from 1:00am to 9:00am due to blurred visibility for dense fog.

Commuters waiting to cross the Padma river had a harrowing time on Wednesday morning as at least four ferries -- Barkot, Jahangir, Enayetpury and Rajanigandha -- remained stranded in the middle of the Padma river.

The BIWTC official also said 12 more ferries were cancelled on both sides of the route.

Several hundred vehicles also got stuck on both sides of the river due to the suspension of the ferry services, he added.