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September 23, 2023, 12:51 am

Dense fog suspends ferry service for 9 half an hours

  • Update Time : Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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Our Correspondent Manikganj: The ferry services on the Aricha–Kazirhat and Paturia–Daulatdia channels remained suspended for hours on Wednesday morning due to dense fog, causing huge sufferings to vehicles worker .

The services on the Aricha–Kazirhat river route were suspended for 9 half an hours and on the Paturia–Daulatdia route for five hours.

As a result, long tailback on the Dhaka–Aricha highway in near Shibalaya  thana  area on Wednesday.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation at the Aricha office sources said, that on ferry Kemelia had been stranded in the mid-river since 1:00am Wednesday night due to the dense fog.

The ferry services resumed at 9:30am when the fog cleared, he said.

The ferries that use the Aricha–Kazirhat and Paturia–Daulatdia channels remained stranded with vehicles and passengers for the hours when the river routes were not usable due to the dense fog, he further said.

One ferry were stranded at Paturia Ghat and 5 ferries at Daulatdia Ghat while four others were stuck in mid-river with several hundred vehicles and several hundred vehicles.

Beside, three other ferries were stranded at Kazirhat Ghat.

The disruption in the ferry services caused untold sufferings to the workers of different vehicles, he said.

DGM of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Aricha office Shah Muhammad Khalid Newaz said, on Aricha-Kazirhat route 9 half an hours from 1:00am on Wednesday to 9.30 am on Wednesday and 5 hours on Wednesday morning from 4:00 am to 9:00am on Paturia-Daulatdia route is closed.When the fog cleared around 9:30 am on Wednesday, all the ferries started moving in stages on the said river routes. However, the passenger vehicles stuck at the wharf are being crossed on a priority basis. He said that there is no such problem for today.

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