Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia, Aricha-Kazirhat resume after 11 hours


Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia and Aricha-Kazirhat routes resumed this morning, after 11 hours of disruption caused by thick fog, reports UNB.

Ferry service on Paturia-Daulatdia route remained suspended from 11:00pm on Saturday due to poor visibility. Services resumed around 10:00am today, said Shah Md Khaled Nawaz, deputy general manager (Commercial) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha point.

Meanwhile, ferry service on the Aricha-Kazirhat route was suspended from 9:30pm last night and resumed at 9:30 am this morning as fog started to dissipate.

Four ferries on Paturia-Daulatdia and two on Aricha-Kazirhat routes were stranded in the middle of the Padma.

Over 300 small and large vehicles were seen waiting on both sides to cross the river, causing immense suffering for the passengers amidst the cold, the BIWTC official added.