• Friday, Jan 27, 2023
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Padma erosion threatens Daulatdia Ferry Terminal

  • Published at 03:59 pm October 26th, 2020
Ferry daulatdia
File photo of ferry plying on the Padma River near Daulatdia Ghat UNB

BITWA has continued dumping geo bags to prevent further erosion

Rapid decline in the water level, strong current and torrential rainfall in the last few days have put the Daulatdia Ferry Terminal area at high risk of erosion which could potentially force partial shutdown of the key terminal.

Around 200 feet stretch near the ghat 3 has been gobbled up by the Padma River.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has continued dumping geo bags to prevent further erosion.

The geo-bags are being placed from the launch ghat to its ferry ghat no-6. Even then, erosion has also taken place at several points, particularly a big portion of the area that lies between ghat 2 and 3 have gone under.

If the erosion continues, the operation of the ghat 3 will have to be suspended. However, the operation of other ghats has remained largely normal despite visible erosion there.

Also read: River police sinks 91 ilish-catching trawlers in Munshiganj

Assistant Manager of Daulatdia BIWTA Office Mahbub Ali Sardar said the ferry ghat did also face erosion around the same time last year after the water level started declining fast, when the ghat 2 went into the river bed.

This year, erosion has hit various points of the ghat, particularly areas adjacent to ghat 2 and 3. If the erosion continues, the operation of ghat 3 might be stopped, he said.

Executive Engineer at BIWTA Aricha Office Nizam Uddin Pathan said a team of BIWTA and the Water Development Board visited the Daulatdia Ferry Ghat on Wednesday last as part of the move to plan to modernize the ferry ghat. If the modernization works can be started soon, the risk of erosion will go down, said the officials.

Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail