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Dense fog halts river ferries on Shimulia-Kathalbari route
Ro-Ro-ferry at aricha

Dense fog halts river ferries on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

Dhaka, Dec. 24 – Ferry operation on Shimulia-Kathalbari route remained suspended since early Tuesday due to dense fog, causing sufferings to hundreds of passengers amid shivering cold.Shafik Ahmed, deputy general manager of Shimulia Ghat of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) , said the authorities halted movement of ferries at 5:30am as thick fog blanked the area.
Besides, 5 ferries have been kept anchored in the middle of the Padma River to avoid accident.
More than 200 vehicles have been stranded on both sides of the river. – UNB

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