Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service halted due to heavy fog
Published : Saturday, 12 January, 2019 at 9:32 AM Count : 254
Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River in Manikganj remained suspended since Saturday morning due to dense fog.
Salahuddin, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Aricha Sector, said they suspended the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route from 6am due to blurred visibility weather.
Six ferries remained stuck in the middle of the river, he said.
Five ferries with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board lay anchored at Paturia and six ferries at Daulatdia, reports UNB.
More than three hundred vehicles were waiting on both sides of the river for crossing it, causing sufferings to huge passengers.