January 13, 2018, 9:29 am
Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River remained suspended since early Saturday due to dense fog.
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) assistant general manager (Aricha) Nasir Uddin Mohammad Chowdhury said they suspended the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route from 2:30am due to blurred visibility caused by thick fog.
Five ferries remained stuck in the middle of the river while seven others lay anchored at Paturia and four at Daulatdia ghats with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board.
The ferry services on the busy route will resume once the visibility returns, he added.