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Ferry service resumes after 9-hour

Staff Correspondent - December 16th, 2012

Ferry service at Daulatdia-Paturia resumed from Thursday morning after 9-hours of the service went out of order due to a thick blanket of fog.
“The service resumed at about 9.30: am in the morning,” confirmed Ashrafullah Khan, Manger of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Paturia office.
The authority suspended all ferry service at the route due to dense fog at about 12.00: pm.
The sudden suspension created a huge tailback of vehicles at both sides of the Daulatdia ferry terminal.
Hundreds of vehicles including buses and trucks remained stranded at both ghats.
“We will be needed around four to five hours to remove jams of transports stranded of both sides,” Ashrafullah told.
Total 10 ferries including six Ro Ro and four K-types are on service on the route.