Ferry services halted due to dense fog
Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River remained suspended since early Saturday due to dense fog.
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) assistant general manager (Aricha) Nasir Uddin Mohammad Chowdhury said they suspended the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route from 2:30am due to blurred visibility caused by thick fog.
Five ferries remained stuck in the middle of the river while seven others lay anchored at Paturia and four at Daulatdia ghats with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board, reports UNB.
The ferry services on the busy route will resume once the visibility returns, he added.
Besides, ferry services of Kanthalbari-Shimulia route in Madaripur has also been suspended due to dense fog on early Saturday.
All the speedboats and launches have been forbidden to operate to avoid accidents. More than 300 commuters are stuck on both side of the river.