Huge crowds on ferry, BIWTC struggling to tackle...

Dhaka, Sunday   20 June 2021

Huge crowds on ferry, BIWTC struggling to tackle

 Munshiganj Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:23 PM, 16 May 2021   Updated: 09:09 PM, 16 May 2021

Huge crowds on ferry, BIWTC struggling to tackle

Huge crowds on ferry, BIWTC struggling to tackle

Offices, courts, and factories have resumed from on Sunday following a three-day Eid vacation and people have started returning to the Capital to join work. Huge crowds have been seen on Shimulia-Banglabazar ferry ghats, one of the gateways of 21 districts in the southwestern part of the country. Overcrowded has been noticed despite 16 ferries are operating on this route.

It was seen on the spot on Sunday that the passengers were crossing the Padma river in all the ferries of Shimulia route as the launch-speedboat was closed. Ignoring the public transport crisis and intense heatwaves, they are rushing to the capital to join the workplace.

Dhaka bound people are getting off from ferry

Talking to the passengers, it was learned that as there was no bus, they were getting off the ferry and going to their destination by motorcycles, CNG, autorickshaws, private cars, and trucks. They have to pay double or three times fare.

BIWTC Shimulia Ghat Deputy General Manager Shafiqul Islam said that before Eid, they had to struggle to cope with the pressure of homebound passengers. Now the pressure of Dhaka-bound passengers has also increased. All 16 farries in this route are running to reduce the pressure of people.

BIWTC struggling to tackle Dhaka bound crowds as Eid holydays end

Mawa Traffic Police Inspector Hilal Uddin said public transport was closed as per government instructions. Passengers heading to the capital are going to their destinations by different vehicles including motorcycles, CNG, autorickshaws, private cars, and trucks. As the Eid holidays end, the pressure of vehicles has increased on road. We are working to prevent traffic jams.

He added that those who could not go to the village before Eid are going now. Due to this, the pressure of vehicles has also increased. On Sunday morning, there was a line of several private vehicles heading southern districts at Shimulia Ghat. As all the ferries are in operation, the pressure of vehicles reduced in Banglabazar.

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