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Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service resumes after 10 hours (Updated)

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  • 23rd December, 2021 10:12:47 AM
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Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service resumes after 10 hours (Updated)

Ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route resumed 10 hours after suspension due to dense fog.

The ferry service resumed around 10:00 am when fog started to clear, said Mohiuddin Rasel, assistant manager (Commerce), Aricha Office, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC).

Abdus Salam, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha point, said the ferry services were halted from 12 am owing to poor visibility.

One ferry remained stranded in the middle of the Padma, while 11 more ferries were cancelled on the route, officials said.

Several hundred vehicles also got stuck on both sides of the river due to the suspension of the ferry services, Abdus said. ‘’The services will resume once visibility increases," he added.