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Heavy traffic at Paturia ghat ahead of 3-day weekend

  • Published at 10:12 am February 19th, 2021
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Long line of buses waiting to cross the Padma River at the Paturia ferry terminal on Friday, February 19, 2021Dhaka Tribune

A lot of people were heading home ahead of the 3-day weekend including February 21, the Int’l Mother Language Day, said a BIWTC official

Several hundreds of vehicles are stuck in a tailback at Paturia ferry terminal since Thursday night due to the onrush of homebound people ahead of the three-day weekend from Friday.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) sources said over 900 vehicles including passenger buses and trucks remained stranded at Paturia and Daulatdia ghat from Thursday night.

Salam Hossain, BIWTC manager (commerce) of Aricha office said, “The Paturia ferry terminal area has witnessed a rise in vehicles heading southwest since Friday morning. Vehicles have to wait for hours for the ferry to cross the river. There are 17 ferries in this route, but one is not operational due to technical issues.

“A lot of people are heading home because of 3-day weekend including February 21, the International Mother Language Day. We hope that the problem will be solved within this evening.”

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