He said the gigantic wave created as water level in the river gone high and ferry services can be restored only after setting up new terminal ghat
Hundreds of vehicles, including buses and trucks, have been stuck on roads for hours as the ferry service on the Mawa-Kawrakandi route were suspended for three hours due sudden erosion in the Mawa ghat at 8.45 pm on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation Assistant General Manager AKM Ashiquzzaman Choudhury said ferry service on the Mawa-Kewrakandi route had remained suspended from 8.45pm on on Tuesday because of a strong current in the river Padma.
He said the gigantic wave created as water level in the river gone high and ferry services can be restored only after setting up new terminal ghat.
“We are trying to fix the route and it could take more than one day,” the official said.
Meanwhile, there has been a long tailback on the both side of the river due to the ferry service disruption.
At least 4oo vehicles got stuck on both side of Mawa and Kawrakandi ghat, he added.
“Erosion and strong current in the Padma is so heavy and locals near the river has been cautioned,”Sub Inspector Khalid of Mawa Police outpost told the Dhaka tribune.
Munshiganj DC Md. Saiful Hasan Badal said,“ Administration is trying to restore ferry service and we informed the situation to the high officials.”