Thick fog forces suspension of Paturai- Daulatdia ferry service



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Manikganaj
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Authorities have suspended ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route to avoid accidents as the ferry's marking lights became dim in the thick fog. At that time 3 small and big ferries with passengers and vehicles got stuck in the middle of Padma.

Salam Hossain, manager of the commercial department at the Aricha office of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), said the ferry service was suspended from 1.30pm on Saturday (January 16). At that time, he said, fog started falling in the river area from Saturday evening.

Later, at half past one in the night, in the thick fog, the light of the ferry marking lamp became dim. For this reason, the ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route was temporarily suspended to avoid accidents on the route.

Meanwhile, the number of waiting vehicles is increasing in both the ferry terminals of the route due to the closure of ferry services. When the fog subsides, the ferry service will resume. After that, according to the serial, the waiting vehicles will cross the navigable route, said Salam Hossain.