Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after 8 hrs' halt

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after 8 hrs’ halt

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Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma river resumed after eight hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Tuesday morning.Salauddin, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha, said they kept suspended ferry services and plying of the water vessels from 1:00 am to 9:00 am due to blurred visibility for dense fog.Several thousand vehicles with huge passengers remained stranded at Paturia and Daulatdia ferry terminals.Four ferries with a large number of vehicles and passengers were kept anchored at Daulatdia and five ferries at Paturia.Besides, five ferries lay motionless in the middle of the Padma.Passengers suffered as a good number of vehicles were kept waiting on both sides of the river for crossing.Ferry services on the important route resumed around 9:00 am as fog started disappearing after the sunrise. -UNB, Manikganj

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