Heavy fog hits ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route
Manikganj: Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River remained suspended since early Thursday due to dense fog.
The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended the ferry services and plying of the water vessels on the route from 7:30am due to blurred visibility caused by thick fog, said Nasir Uddin Mohammad Chowdhury, assistant general manager of BIWTC at Aricha.
Five ferries remained stuck in the middle of the river while four others lay anchored at Paturia and eight at Daulatdia terminals with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board.
Besides, hundreds of passengers were suffering as a large number of buses are waiting on both sides of the river to cross it, said Nasir Uddin.
Ferry services on the busy route will resume once the visibility returns, he added.