The ferry services in Shimulia-Kathalbari points are paused at the moment after a ferry collided with a pillar of the bridge some time ago. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, general secretary of the Greater Southern Bangladesh Coaches and Buses Owners’ Association, said the coaches will run directly after the bridge opens. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, or BRTA, has already received multiple applications from private coach owners to secure permits for eight new routes. Many of our small-scale colleagues lost their flowers and vegetables as those perished inside the carrying vans stuck in the Daulatdia ferry terminal, sometimes even for days. “No matter how clear the terminal [ferry terminal] is, it usually takes at least 24 hours for trucks to cross the river.
Source: bd News24 June 23, 2022 16:27 UTC