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Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after 12hr disruption

  • Published at 05:32 am December 25th, 2019
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File photo: The density of fog kept intensifying, prompting the authorities to cease the ferry services for several hours Dhaka Tribune

The ferry services resumed around 11am on Wednesday

Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River have resumed after a 12-hour suspension due to poor visibility.

Zillur Rahman, deputy general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation's (BIWTC) Aricha terminal, said  due to dense fog, the services were suspend from 11pm on Tuesday night.

Later, the ferry services resumed around 11am on Wednesday. 

Passengers said dense fog had been forcing suspension of ferry services for about six to eight hours daily over the last few days. 

They are suffering because of the shivering cold.

The authorities concerned could not take any alternative steps and although the ferries have fog lights, they are useless, some of the commuters claimed.

Fog lights were installed in ferries in 2014 for smooth sailing in foggy weather. But they did not make any difference in ferry operations because of their inferior quality, the passengers claimed.

BIWTC officials declined to comment.

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