New ferry terminal at Shimulia quickly


August 08, 2020 10:22:02

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August 08, 2020 12:15:19

The federal government has taken a transfer to construct a brand new ferry ghat at Shimulia in Munshiganj to facilitate hassle-free motion of passengers and autos, an official mentioned.

As a part of the transfer, the delivery ministry has directed the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) for taking crucial steps on this regard.

“We now have acquired the directives from the delivery ministry to begin the method of establishing a brand new ferry ghat at Shimulia in Munshiganj to make sure uninterrupted motion of passengers and autos on the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route,” a delegated engineer of BIWTA who’s concerned with the method informed the FE on Friday.

He mentioned the River Padma devoured the strategy highway of a ferry ghat (ghat no. four) on Thursday final as river erosion has lately taken a severe flip.

Earlier, the strategy highway of three no. ro-ro ferry ghat on the Shimulia aspect was additionally broken as a consequence of river erosion.

To keep away from any untoward incidents, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Company (BIWTC) imposed restrictions since Thursday final on the motion of huge ferries on the Shimulia-Kathalbari river route within the River Padma.

The BIWTC has been working 4 small ferries for carrying autos and passengers by ghat no. one and two at Shimulia ferry ghat.

As launch providers on the river route stay suspended, passengers at the moment are utilizing speedboats to cross the mighty river.

The passengers who returned to the capital utilizing Shimulia-Kathalbari river route after celebrating Eid-ul-Azha confronted a whole lot of troubles on Friday as a consequence of a scarcity of ferries, in response to them.

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The BIWTA official additional mentioned they’ll begin the development work of the brand new ferry ghat very quickly.


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