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Pressure of homebound people at Aricha-Paturia ferry ghat

Staff Correspondent
National
Aricha-Paturia ferry ghat
With the passage of time, the pressure of homebound people is increasing in Aricha-Paturia ferry ghat area of ​​Shibalaya upazila of Manikganj. There is pressure on passenger buses as well as private small vehicles in the ferry area. Considering the suffering of the passengers, the ghat authorities are crossing these buses and small vehicles on a priority basis.

Ordinary freight truck drivers and associates are in trouble as buses and small cars cross the waterway on a priority basis. People waiting hours after hours of for a half-hour navigator crossing.

More than 100 small vehicles, 40-50 passenger buses and more than 500 general freight trucks are waiting to cross the Paturia ferry terminal till 11:30 am on Saturday, July 17. Although there are no passenger buses waiting in the Aricha ferry terminal area, 30-40 private small vehicles and more than 100 ordinary freight trucks are waiting for the route crossing, ghat officials said.

On the busiest Paturia-Daulatdia route, 16 ferries, both large and small, are plying for passengers and vehicles. And three ferries are running on Aricha-Kazirhat route. Ordinary freight truck drivers and associates are suffering due to high pressure of buses and private small vehicles.

Officer-in-charge of Golra Highway Police Station Monirul Islam said there were no traffic jams or road accidents in the 35-kilometer section of the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj district. He also commented that the patrol team of the highway police is working to keep the traffic on the highway normal.

Zillur Rahman, DGM of Aricha office of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation, said the pressure of homebound people has been increasing since morning. The route is being crossed on a priority basis by buses and small cars considering the suffering of the passengers. That is why ordinary truck drivers are suffering a bit. However, the pressure of homebound passengers on Eid is still under control.

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