Monday, May 10th, 2021

Mad rush of people at Shimulia ferry ghat

Monday, 10 May 2021 | 6:42 am | 141 times

Mad rush of people at Shimulia ferry ghat

Mad rush of home-goers is also prevailing in Shimulia ghat area today (Monday).

BGB members have been deployed at various points of the ghat since Monday (May 10) morning. They are preventing the passengers from going towards the ghat.

However, before dawn, many passengers entered the ghat area during Sehri.

Two platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in Shimulia ferry ghat area to deal with the rush of people.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) has suspended ferry services on Banglabazar-Shimulia ferry route in day time from May 8 in a bid to prevent spread of coronavirus infection in the country.

During visit, it was seen the Shimulia terminal was teeming with homebound people ahead of Eid everyday.

People were leaving Dhaka in cars, microbuses, CNG-run auto-rickshaws, pick-up vans, trucks, and covered vans ahead of Eid.

BIWTC Manager (Finance) Md Foysal Ahmed said BIWTC was forced to operate a ferry service for a dead body carrying ambulance. Taking the opportunity, thousands of people boarded the ferry to cross the river.

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