Acute traffic jam created in Paturia-Daulotdia ferry ghat

Manikganj Correspondent

The communication between the 21 districts of south and South-Western region of the country and the capital is being seriously hampering, as the water levels of the river Padma and Jamuna is increasing fast and shortage of necessary ferries.

The ferry service on Paturia-Daulatdia channel disruption created a long traffic jam. Several hundred vehicles, including passenger coaches, bus, privet cars were remained stranded at Paturia in Manikganj and Daulatdia in Rajbari Terminal.

As a result, thousands of passengers of south and South-Western region, particularly  women and children also suffered a lot for several hours on both sides of the Padma crossing as the ferry movement was hampering till evening.

Deputy General Manager (DGM) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha Sheikh Ajmal Hossain said, sudden sharp rise in the water level of Padma created the disruption the smooth movement on the river route. Moreover, the ferry service on the Mawa-Kawrakandi river rute has been suspended from Tuesday that the traffic jam turned serious as vehicles from many corners of the country are in a rush to Paturia and Daulotdia ghat.