400 trucks stranded at Chandpur ferry terminal
Published : Saturday, 12 January, 2019 at 9:53 PM Count : 297
Shortage of vehicle carriers has kept about 400 goods-laden trucks stranded at the Horina ferry terminal near Chandpur since January 10.
Many of these trucks are carrying perishables goods. The vehicles, mostly from Chattogram and Cumilla, are bound for places like Khulna, Faridpur, Shariatpur, Patuakhali, Benapole, and Barishal, reports UNB.
Drivers and their assistants said they were suffering from shortage of food and drinking water and complained of insufficient toilets and accommodation facilities.
BIWTC's Horina Ferry Terminal Manager Parvez Khan said four ferries were operating between Horina Ghat and Alurbazar Ferry terminal in Shariatpur.
The ferries cannot carry more than five trucks at a time and often go out of order, the drivers claimed.
Parvez said adding a few more ferries would solve the problem.