Ferry services resume after 9hrs

Ferry services on the Mawa-Kewrakandi river route has resumed, 9 hours after its disruption due to dense fog.

Six ferries from both sides were forced to weigh anchor in the river channel, at around 2am.

BIWTC Mawa office manager Shirajul Islam told bdnews24.com that the service resumed from 11am when the fog dispersed. “Stranded ferries also anchored at the piers,” he added.

“The fog was so dense that visibility was down to less than one yard on the Padma river,” Islam told reporters.

However, despite resumption of ferry service, both piers were occupied by buses and trucks. The situation remained unchanged on the Paturia and Daulatdia piers.

Service on the Paturia–Daulatdia river route had been disrupted from 2:30am to 10 am on Thursday.

BIWTC Aricha office manager Ashraf Ullah Khan told bdnews24.com that ferry service was halted due to low visibility in dense fog.

Ferry service on the Mawa-Kewrakandi river route and Paturia–Daulatdia river route have been facing almost daily disruptions in the early hours of the mornings since last week.

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