Ferry Services on Paturia-Daulatdia route suspended...

Dhaka, Saturday   26 September 2020

Ferry Services on Paturia-Daulatdia route suspended

 Manikganj Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:23 AM, 12 September 2020  

Ferry Services on Paturia-Daulatdia route suspended

Ferry Services on Paturia-Daulatdia route suspended

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route has been suspended due to navigation crisis and acute current, causing severe traffic congestion both side of the ferry ghat on Saturday morning.

Long vehicle queues formed both sides of the route. This is causing extreme misery to the passengers of various vehicles including buses, coaches, and trucks coming to the ghat area for ferry crossing.

Meanwhile, ferry service has been suspended on Shimulia-Kanthalbari route for the past few days due to various problems including the navigability crisis. Besides, out of 19 ferries running on this route, 4 ferries have broken down and are lying in Madhumati for repairs which create a shortage of ferries on this route.

Kushtia-bound truck driver Amej Sheikh, who left Mirpur in Dhaka, said he arrived at Paturia Ghat around 2.30pm on Thursday. But due to a huge traffic jam at the ghat, he did not get a ferry ticket even after waiting till 8 am on Saturday. Many such vehicles are lying in the wharf area for ferry crossing.

DGM of BIWTC Zillur Rahman of Aricha office said that the navigability crisis and acute current created huge traffic pressure on this route.

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