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Hundreds throng Paturia ghat to return to Dhaka

  • Published at 11:09 am April 26th, 2021
Paturia ghat April 26
Private cars, goods-laden vehicles are seen boarding a ferry as people started to return to Dhaka on Monday, April 26, 2021 UNB

Passengers alleged that the owners of different private vehicles are exploiting the situation by charging more fare than normal

Hundreds of commuters gathered at the Paturia ghat on Monday as people started returning to Dhaka after the government eased lockdown restrictions with reopening of shopping malls.

Passengers from 21 districts of the south-western region were seen rushing to the ghat in private cars, microbuses and CNG-run auto-rickshaws in an attempt to return to their work places.

Ordinary passengers are the worst sufferers as they were being compelled to pay extra money for hiring microbuses or auto-rickshaws due to the closure of long-distance buses and public transports.

Besides, there is no scope of maintaining social distance in the overcrowded vehicles.

Passengers alleged that the owners of different private vehicles are exploiting the situation by charging more fare than normal.

A private car or a motorcycle is taking Tk300 per person from Paturia to Nabinagar and Tk400-500 from Paturia to Gabtoli, they alleged.

Akbar Hossain, a Dhaka-bound passenger from Faridpur, said: "I am coming back to Dhaka after the opening of shops and markets. Generally, it only takes Tk400 to return to Dhaka, but today [Monday] it cost me around Tk800."

Zillur Rahman, general manager of BIWTC's Aricha office, said ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia waterway have been suspended following strict restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

However, six small ferries are plying on the waterway for carrying vehicles providing emergency services. 

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