Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service resumes after 7 hrs

Ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route resumed on Saturday after seven hours of its disruption caused by dense fog.Salahuddin, manager (Commercial) of BIWTA Aricha ghat, said they kept suspended ferry services on the route from 3:00am to 10:00am due to blurred visibility caused by dense fog.Fourteen ferries remained stranded at Daulatdia and Paturia ghats.Besides, the ferry, ‘Shahjalal’, remained struck in the mid-river due to poor visibility caused by the fog, he said.About 100 vehicles, including buses, trucks and cars, remained stranded along with several hundred passengers on both ends of this important route and in the mid-river.However, the ferry service resumed around 10:00 am as fog started disappearing with the sunrise. -UNB, Manikganj