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Dhaka, August 11: The launch will operate with 100 percent passengers from Wednesday. The extra fare for the launch has been withdrawn. The decision was taken at a meeting at the secretariat on Tuesday (August 10). State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury gave this information at the end of the meeting.
Dhaka, July 9: All types of vehicles and passenger transport on the ferry have been suspended by the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) from Friday.
Dhaka, May 10: Due to government ban, no ferry left Banglabazar Ghat in Madaripur for Shimulia in Munshiganj after 11am on Sunday. As a result, emergency vehicles and passengers heading to Dhaka were crowded at Banglabazar Ghat. As soon as the three ferries reached the Banglabazar Ghat from Shimulia at around 8 pm, the passengers stumbled. The three ferries left for Shimulia with about 3,000 passengers and hundreds of vehicles.
Dhaka, May 8: Two more ferries named Enayetpuri and Shah Paran from Shimuliaghat in Munshiganj have left for Banglabazar. A total of three ferries left Shimulia Ghat on the same day despite the ban. It is estimated that about 12,000 passengers have used the ferries.
Dhaka, May 8: To prevent the spread of coronavirus, the BIWTC has stalled operation of ferries during the day at Paturia and Mawa ferry ghats from Saturday (May 8) as per government directives. This information was given by BIWTC on Friday (May 7) night.
Dhaka, February 27: The Aricha-Kazirhat ferry route has been re-launched after 20 years to alleviate the suffering of the people. Earlier, the ferry service was moved from Aricha to Paturia in 2002 due to navigability crisis. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury today inaugurated the Aricha-Kazirhat ferry service at the Aricha end of Manikganj on Saturday (February 27).
Dhaka, January 18: After being closed for about 10 and a half hours due to dense fog, ferry services have resumed on the Daulatdia-Paturia route, known as the gateway to 21 districts in the south-west. The ferry service resumed on Monday (January 18) at around 10 am when the fog in the Padma reduced.