Hundreds of vehicles stranded, waiting to cross at Daulatdia Ghat
Dhaka, October 11: Dredging and extra traffic pressure on the Padma River is hampering ferry traffic. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded at Daulatdia Ghat.
On Monday (October 11) at noon, more than a hundred trucks were on the road a few kilometers from the zero point of the ghat and at the Goaland junction, 14 kilometers from the ghat. The number of freight trucks is more. There are also some passenger buses.
It is learned that even though passenger buses and perishable goods trucks are crossed on priority basis, the drivers are suffering due to being stuck in the serial for a long time.
Khorshed Alam, assistant manager of BIWTC's Daulatdia Ghat, said 19 small and large ferries were plying on the Daulatdia-Paturia route. The ferry service is being disrupted mainly due to the pressure of additional vehicles on the Shimulia-Banglabazar route and the southern region and dredging activities on the Daulatdia-Paturia route. Long queues of vehicles are being created at the end of Daulatdia. However, passenger vehicles and perishable goods trucks are being crossed on priority basis.