Banglabazar-Shimulia ferry services resume11 May 2021
A ferry carrying thousands of passengers and ambulances are seen operating on Shimulia-Banglabazar river route on Monday morning.
News Desk :
Ferry service on Banglabazar-Shimulia route resumed on Monday for home-goers.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Banglabazar ghat manager Salahuddin confirmed the matter to media.
"Stranded perishable goods started rotting in the ghat. Higher authorities decided to resume the ferry services on the route. All kinds of ferry will ply on the route now. So, homebound poeple can move without any hindrence," he said.
Seeing a mad rush of homebound people ahead of Eid, the BIWTC on Friday night suspended daytime ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Banglabazar routes from Saturday morning as per government instructions.
Only ambulance carrying a patient or dead body was permitted to ply on the route.
But, people were seen embarking into the ferries taking their life risks.
Excessive pressure by people wanting to get in the vessel caused a congestion on the river route. besides, traders were expressing resentment as perishable commodities were rotting in the vehicles stranded in the ghats.