Alexa Naval services on Paturia-Daulatdia halted

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Naval services on Paturia-Daulatdia halted

 Manikganj Correspondent

 Published: 09:33 AM, 22 January 2020   Updated: 10:09 AM, 22 January 2020

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All types of water transport services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route has been remained halted since Wednesday morning due to dense fog. 

The authorities halted the movement of ferries since 6:40 am as thick fog blanket the area. Later, the launch and speedboats movement were also suspended to avoid any untoward incident. 

Zillur Rahman, acting DGM of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Aricha Ghat, said they suspended the ferry services from due to dense fog. “Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services has been remained halted temporarily to avoid any untoward incident.”

Ferry services will resume when the fog density will reduce, he also said adding, “Several hundred vehicles, including buses and trucks, were stranded in Paturia as the ferry was closed.”

Meanwhile, trapped passengers are suffering from severe winter and fog.