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Heavy fogs halt Kanthalbari-Shimulia and Paturia-Daulatdia route

Madaripur and Munshiganj CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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Due to dense fog, ferry services on Madaripur’s Kanthalbari-Shimulia and Paturia-Daulatdia in the Padma River route remained halted.

Authorities have closed the ferry service since 4:30 am on Saturday.

BIWTC’s Kanthalbari Ferrygate sources said, “The directional lights of the Padma River were blurred in thick fog. Ferries were stopped from 4:30 am to avoid accidents. Some ferries were anchored in the middle of Padma.”

BIWTC's Kanthalbari ferry gate manager Abdus Salam Mia said, “The cars were loaded on the ferry at Kathalbari Ghat. Ferry survice will resumed when the fog decrease.”

Meanwhile, Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River remained halted since Saturday morning due to dense fog.

Salahuddin, manager of BIWTC Aricha Sector said, “The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route at 6:00am due to blurred visibility caused the dense fog.”

“Six ferries remained stuck in the middle of the river,” he also said.

Five ferries with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board lay anchored at Paturia and six ferries at Daulatdia.

More than three hundred vehicles were waiting on both sides of the river for crossing it, causing sufferings to huge passengers.


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