Fog in the month of Joishtho! Due to this, the ferry service from Shimulia to Banglabazar and Majhirkandi was closed for two hours today.
Authorities suspended traffic from 5am on Monday. At that time, four ferries with loads were waiting at Shimulia wharf waiting for the fog to clear. When the fog finally cleared, the ferries left the wharf one by one around 8:30 am.
Shimulia Ghatstha BIWT AGM. Shafiqul Islam said it was unusual for the ferry to be closed due to fog at that time. Bayabati could not be seen. Nothing could be seen even from very close. So the ferry is kept closed to avoid accidents.
However, due to the untimely fog, the ferry was stopped in the Padma before. Meanwhile, the launch speedboat was supposed to start operations from 6 am, but it started at 6:30 am after an hour and a half.