Dense fog stops ferry movement, 6 ferries stuck
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 6 small and big ferries with passengers and vehicles got stuck in the middle Padma.
The ferry service was suspended from 12:15 pm on Sunday (January 18) night, said Zillur Rahman, DGM of the BIWTC Aricha office. At the time, he said, fog began to fall in the river area after Sunday evening.
Later, at around 12.45 pm, the marking lights of the ferry became dim in the thick fog. Therefore, to avoid accidents on the waterway, the ferry service on the Paturia- Daulatdia waterway was temporarily suspended.
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 Zillur Rahman.