Ferry services resume after 12 hours on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

Staff Correspondent
8 October 2019, Tue
Published: 04:03 Updated: 04:06

Ferry services resume after 12 hours on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

Ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route has resumed on Tuesday morning after 12 hours of suspension due to strong current in the Padma River.

Nasir Ahmed Chowdhury, general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Shimulia ferry ghat told that the ferry services resumed at 9 am which was suspended around at 8 pm on Monday due to the strong current.

He told that dredging of silted-up channels of both sides are going on to restore navigability of the river for smooth movement of water vessels.

Aminul Islam, in charge of Mawa River Police Outpost, told that more than 300 vehicles, including goods-laden trucks and passenger buses, were seen stranded on both sides of the river.

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