Fog disrupts ferry services in Padma River
Dhaka: The ferry services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari and Daulatdia-Paturia routes in the Padma River were disrupted early on Tuesday as dense fog obscured visibility on the routes.
On Daulatdia-Paturia route, the ferry services were suspended around 1:30am to avoid accident, said AGM of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Nasir Mohammad Chowdhury at Aricha.
After midnight the density of fog started to rise gradually stranding five ferries on the middle of the river, he said.
Meanwhile, on Shimulia-Kathalbari route, the ferry services were also suspended around 1:30am leaving at least six ferries stranded, said Assistant General Manager of BIWTC Shah Newaz Khaled at Shimulia.
More them 500 vehicles are waiting on both sides to cross the river, Khaled said.
The ferry services will resume as soon as the fog disappears, he added.