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Minister: Mawa ferry to remain suspended until river current normalizes

  • Published at 06:09 pm September 8th, 2021
Ferry daulatdia
File photo of ferry plying on the Padma River near Daulatdia Ghat UNB

Water flow in Mawa channel may reduce in the next 10 days, state minister says 

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said ferry service on Mawa-Banglabazar route would remain suspended until the water flow becomes normal as the movement of ferries becomes risky in the channel due to heavy current in the Padma river.

"The water flow in Mawa channel may reduce in the next 10 days if heavy rainfall doesn't occur during the period. Then, ferry movement can be resumed," he told journalists at the Secretariat on Wednesday.

Khalid said, there is no problem in the present situation to go to Banglabazar from Mawa by ferry but returning is very difficult.

"We don't want to take the risk in the heavy current," he said.

The state minister said, in the last year, when the ferries ran, all the spans of the Padma Bridge were not installed.

Also Read - Now ferry hits span of Padma Bridge

Now, the ferries would have to ply through a specific "pocket" (ways) in the river as all spans of the bridge have been installed and it has become difficult to control the ferry in the heavy current, he said, adding that for this reason, the ferry movement would remain suspended until the water flow becomes normal.

Mentioning the people's sufferings due to the suspension of ferry service in Mawa channel, Khalid said now many people have to use the alternative route of Paturia- Daulatdia.

The number of ferries in Paturia-Daulatdia, Alubazar-Harina, Aricha-Kazirhat routes have been increased, he said.

Earlier, Deputy High Commissioner of India in Dhaka Dr Binoy George paid a courtesy call on the state minister at his Secretariat office.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral issues, including the use of different land ports of Bangladesh and use of Chattogram and Mongla sea ports and increasing of facilities of those.

Khalid said Bangladesh will take part in International Maritime Organization (IMO) election under "C" category.

He said India assured of staying with Bangladesh and providing support in the election.

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