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Vehicles get stuck at Paturia, Daulatdia

Staff Correspondent

20 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Several hundreds of vehicles, especially private cars, remain stuck on both sides at Paturia- Daulatdia ferry ghat since Thursday night as people flocked towards home to enjoy a three-day holiday.

This year, the International Mother Language Day on February 21 was followed by two weekends on Friday and Saturday.

Sources of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) said around 1,000 vehicles, including passenger buses and trucks, remained stranded at Paturia and Daulatdia ghats since Thursday night.

Salam Hossain, BIWTC manager (commerce) of Aricha office told journalists 16 ferries out of 17 in the route are operational.

“We are facing extra pressure of passenger buses as the country is going through a three-day holiday from Friday. We hope that the problem will be solved within Friday evening,” he added.