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Shimulia-Banglabazar Ferry Service: Now 11hrs a day, only for light vehicles

After 47 days, the BIWTC partially resumed ferry services on Shimulia–Banglabazar yesterday Officials stated that five ferries will be operating every day from 6:00am through 5:00pm. They will carry only light vehicles such as cars, microbuses and ambulances. After four ferry collisions with pillars and one span of the Padma Bridge, the authorities suspended services. Yesterday, SM Ashiquzzaman, Director of Commercial at BIWTC, stated that ferries going to Banglabazar Ghat via Shimulia Ghat would travel between bridge pillars 14-15. In addition, the ferries will traverse the Padma from Banglabazar Ghat towards Shimulia via pillars 19-20. After a trial run on ferry "Kunjalata", he said that they had resumed ferry services. The vessel, which was carrying 47 vehicles (including cars and motorcycles), left Ferry Ghat-3 in Shimulia Ghat around 11:00 am and arrived at Banglabazar Ghat, Madaripur, around noon. The ferry left Banglabazar Ghat around 12:30pm, and a