Homebound’s relief at last moment
Published: 11:03 AM, 2 May 2022 Updated: 03:24 PM, 2 May 2022
There are no traffic tails and traffic pressures at the ghat
Eid means returning home and celebrating the day with family and relatives. On Tuesday (May 3), people across the country are returning to their respective villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. However, this time the holiday is a little longer and most of the people have reached home a day before Eid.
On the Paturia-Daulatdia route, the homebound people are returning home with relief. There are no traffic tails and traffic pressures. Ferries are “waiting” for vehicles, claims BIWTC.
The ghat area was quite normal since dawn on Monday (May 2). As the day progresses, the crowd increased a bit but no one had to wait for the ferry. Passengers and drivers of vehicles crossed the ghat with relief. There is no passenger pressure at the ghat.
Today, on Monday morning, it was seen at the Daulatdia Ferry Ghat that the ghat was passenger-empty. The Dhaka-Khulna highway is almost empty. There are fewer passengers in Paturia, several ferries are waiting at Daulatdia end. One of the utility ferries named “Krishnachura” is waiting with 2 row-row ferries at the ghat no. 5 in Daulatdia end.
Md. Hanif, a passenger who came from Dhaka, said this year’s Eid journey was a relief. There were no sufferings on the highway. The management of the ferry ghat was smooth. The administration was monitoring. There were enough buses, with microbus and Mahindra.
TS Golam Mostafa of BIWTC’s Paturia Ghat said people from 21 districts in the south-western region of the country cross the route. There are 21 small and big ferries and 33 launches plying.