Two of the eight ferries on the Shimulia-Majhirkandi river route have been transferred to other routes after the opening of the Padma Bridge. “The two ferries were moved in the morning as there wasn’t too much traffic,” said Enam Ahmed, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation in-charge at Majhirkandi port, reports bdnews24.com. The Padma Bridge was opened to traffic at 6 am on Sunday after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated it on Saturday. The pier for the Shimulia-Majhirkandi route was quiet and largely free of vehicles. None of the ferries on the route left dock on Sunday due to low demand, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority said.
Source: bd News24 June 27, 2022 17:52 UTC