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Long tailback at Daulatdia ferry ghat

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Published: 11:24, 28 October 2021   Update: 11:47, 28 October 2021
Long tailback at Daulatdia ferry ghat

A long tailback has created at Daulatdia ferry ghat due to rescue operation for RoRo ferry Shah Amanat, which capsized at Paturia ghat in Manikganj on Wednesday morning.

During visit at 10.00am on Thursday, it was seen that a 4.5 kilometer-long tailback has created at Daulatdia ghat.

Meanwhile, the salvage operations for RoRo ferry Shah Amanat, which capsized at Paturia Ghat in Manikganj, began on Thursday morning.

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) salvage vessel Hamza joined another member of its salvage fleet in the morning.

Inspector of Aricha Fire Service Station Md Mujibur Rahman said three units of fire service are working to rescue the ferry.
Daulatdia Ghat Manager (Commerce) Md Shihad Uddin  said, “We do not know when no 5 ghat of Paturia will go into operation. The salvage operations have created a traffic jam”.

BIWTA’s RoRo ferry Shah Amanat capsized near Paturia's fifth ferry terminal while preparing to dock on Wednesday morning. It was carrying 14 goods-laden trucks and four motorcycles at the time.

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