Ferry services between Paturia and Daulatdia have been suspended since 6 am today due to heavy fog.
As a result, eight ferries are anchored at Paturia ghat, while some other ferries carrying passengers and vehicles are anchored in the middle of the river and at Daulatdia ghat.
Thousands of vehicles are stranded at Paturia ghat in Manikganj and Daulatdia ghat in Rajbari, including trucks and buses. Passengers and vehicle workers who are stranded are suffering greatly.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation’s Aricha Regional Office Deputy General Manager, Md Zillur Rahman, said that due to the fog, the waterway could not be seen. Ferry movement was halted in this situation due to the risk of an accident. Ferry services will resume once the fog clears.
Meanwhile, also due to heavy fog, ferry services on the Aricha-Kazirhat waterway have been suspended since 5:30 am, he said.