Ferry service disruption not over

Staff Correspondent

9 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Disruption in ferry service at Paturia and Daulatdia terminals is continuing for the last few days due to strong currents in the river.

Sufferings of the commuters mounted, as an additional number of vehicles, which failed to cross the river on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route, used the Paturia-Daulatdia route, according to the authorities concerned. Ferry service on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route was halted due to rough weather, poor navigability and strong currents in the river, officials said.

People of 21 southern districts use the Paturia-Daulatdia route to reach the capital and other adjacent districts.

A queue of over 200 buses was seen at the Daulatdia end in Rajbari around Saturday noon. A similar tailback was also found at the Paturia end in Manikganj around 1:30 pm. Around 500 trucks at the Paturia end and about 400 trucks at the Daulatdia end were seen waiting to cross the river.