Ferry operation suspended on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

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Ferry operation on Shimulia-Kathalbari route in Munshiganj has been suspended due to erosion threat amid strong current in Padma river, reports news agency UNB.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) on Friday urged people to use Daulatdia-Paturia as the alternative route, said senior information officer of shipping ministry Md Jahangir Alam Khan.


Earlier on Wednesday, massive erosion was seen at Shimulia ferry ghat, forcing the authorities to suspend ferry movement for around 30 minutes.

The terminal-3, a mosque, a shop and adjacent swathes went into the gorge of the Padma river during the erosion.