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Ferry services on Kanthalbari-Shimulia route halted

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-01-13 10:16:33 AM     ||     Updated: 2018-01-13 1:07:54 PM

Munshiganj Correspondent: Ferry services on the Kanthalbari-Shimulia route in the Padma River remained suspended from early Saturday due to dense fog.

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Assistant Manager Gias Uddin Patwari said they suspended the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route from 2:30am due to blurred visibility caused by thick fog.

The ferry services on the busy route will resume once the visibility returns, he added.
All the speedboats and launches have been forbidden to operate to avoid accidents. More than 400 commuters are stuck on both side of the river.  

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