Commuters heaved a sigh of relief Friday morning, with the authorities resuming ferry services on the busy Paturia-Daulatdia route after a four-hour suspension due to dense fog.
The ferry services on the route were halted around 2.30 am owing to poor visibility due to dense fog but resumed around 7am, said Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) officials.
Due to the suspension, two ferries got stranded in the middle of the Padma River, said Abdus Salam, Aricha sector manager of BIWTC.
"The ferries returned safely to the terminal after the fog cleared. And 13 ferries waiting at the terminal also started operating," he said.
Meanwhile, due to the disruption of the ferry services, the Paturia terminal witnessed a long tailback of vehicles. At least 200 night coaches, 150 private cars, and 400 goods laden trucks and other vehicles had to wait for crossing the river.