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Ferry movement suspended on Shimulia-Banglabazar route

  • Published at 05:56 pm August 18th, 2021
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File photo of Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj Dhaka Tribune

Passengers and vehicles have been asked to use alternative Paturia-Doulatdia and Chandpur-Shariatpur routes 

Ferry services on Shimulia-Banglabazar route have been suspended for an indefinite period from Wednesday due to strong current in the Padma River.

Assistant director general of Bangladesh Inland and Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), Shafiqul Islam, said the ban has been effective from 3pm Wednesday.

However, passenger launches are moving on the river.


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On August 13, the government suspended movement of ferries on the route at night time to avoid accidents.

Five ferries operated since Wednesday morning on the route.

Passengers and vehicles have been asked to use alternative Paturia-Doulatdia and Chandpur-Shariatpur routes for river crossing.