Fog disrupts ferry services on Shemulia-Kewrakandi route

Fog disrupts ferry services on Shemulia-Kewrakandi route

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Ferry services on the Shemulia-Kewrakandi route remained suspended for over 13 hours on Tuesday night due to dense fog.Habibul Islam, senior terminal superintendent of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Kewrakandi ghat, said river communications on the route was suspended at 9.00pm due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. The ferry services could not be restored till filing of this report at9.00am on Wednesday. As a result, nine ferries—Beer Shresta Ruhul Amin, Korobi, Raipura, Faridpur, Ranikhet, Taplu, Raniganj, Kalmilata and Kakoli— remained stranded in the middle of the river Padma. Hundreds of vehicles and 2,000 passengers waited on both sides of the river from the night. -UNB, Munshiganj

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