Alexa Ferries not to carry truck during Eid

Dhaka, Monday   19 August 2019


Ferries not to carry truck during Eid

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:26 PM, 21 July 2019  

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Ferries won’t be able to carry heavy vehicles for three days before and after Eid. The government has decided to facilitate the journey of general people during Eid-ul-Azha. Only the vehicles carrying daily necessities and sacrificial animals will be allowed to cross the river by ferries during this time.

The decision was taken at a meeting at Biddut Bhaban in the city on Sunday. Minister of State for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury was attended in the meeting.

At the meeting, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said, “The ministry did well in a safe journey through teamwork during Eid-ul-Fitr.”

He said, “This time we want to make the journey of Eid-ul-Azha safer than before. Even if the ferry is disrupted due to heavy rains and floods, we have to take more responsibilities.”

He also said that the law enforcers will have to be given more surveillance to tackle unpleasant incidents in the river.

Secretary of the Ministry of Naval Affairs Md Abdus Samad, BIWTC chairman Pronoy Kanti Biswas, Commodore M Mahbub Ul Islam, Director General of Shipping Directorate Commodore Syed Ariful Islam, Commander of Coast Guard Dhaka Zone Rezaul Hasan, Deputy Commissioners of different districts, Police Super, Launch owner and Marine worker leaders were present at the meeting.