Despite restriction one ferry leaves from Shimulia
News Desk || risingbd.com
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) has suspended ferry services on Banglabazar-Shimulia ferry route in day time from today (May 8) in a bid to prevent spread of coronavirus infection in the country.
During visit, it was seen the Shimulia terminal was teeming with homebound people ahead of Eid from Saturday morning. Thousands of people from the capital reached there to go to southern districts, ignoring the lockdown. BIWTC Ferry Ghat Authority is miking to leave the ghat area.
But on Saturday BIWTC was forced to operate a ferry service for a dead body carrying ambulance. Taking the opportunity, thousand of people boarded the ferry to cross the river.