Fog disrupts ferry services in Padma River

Fog disrupts ferry services in Padma River

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Dhaka – The ferry services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari and Daulatdia-Paturia routes in the Padma River were disrupted early Saturday as dense fog obscured visibility on the routes.On Daulatdia-Paturia route, the ferry services were suspended around 5 am to avoid accident and resumed after four hours at 9 am, said AGM of BIWTC Nasir Mohammad Chowdhury at Aricha. Meanwhile, on Shimulia-Kathalbari route, the ferry services were suspended around 2:30 am leaving at least eight ferries stranded, said Assistant General Manager of BIWTC (Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation) Shah Newaz Khaled at Shimulia.More them 600 vehicles are waiting on both sides to cross the river, Khaled said.The ferry services will resume as soon as the fog disappear, he added.UNB news agency

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