September 20, 2021, 3:01 am
Sheikh Momin, Goalanda (Rajbari): Heavy congestion of passengers and pressure of small vehicles has increased at Daulatdia ferry terminal in Goalanda upazila of Rajbari. On the spot, it was seen that the Bahasa Shahid Barkat ferry, which had left Paturia, reached Daulatdia Ghat at around 11 am and the passengers stumbled. Due to the opening of the garment factory tomorrow. A large crowd of passengers from the south-western part of the country has been seen at Daulatdia Ghat since early morning on Saturday.
Due to the severe lockdown, public transport is closed and it is difficult for these passengers not to return to work at the end of Eid. The pressure of small vehicles on the Dhaka-Khulna highway was palpable. Ignoring those people who are in dire straits, many are coming to the ferry terminal. Some on foot, some in rickshaws, some in autos and some in private cars. Many have been seen coming to the pier with reserved battery-powered autorickshaws from different districts in the south-west.
They come and go directly to the ferry. Private cars, motorcycles and passengers were seen leaving the ferry. No hygiene is being observed on the ferry. It is seen on the ground that the ferry left Daulatdiaghat for Paturia with no passengers. Tanmoy, a passenger who came to Daulatdia Ghat in an autorickshaw from Kushtia, said the office is open from tomorrow. I have to go to Dhaka for job. It is very difficult to go with wife. Then it is very difficult to get covered in severe lockdown. There is nothing to do now with a few times more rent.
Shihab Uddin, manager of BIWTC Daulatdia office, said that at present, the number of ferries for passenger and vehicle transit has been increased from 8 to 11:30 am. When leaving the wharf in the required way without taking the vehicle. However, due to strict restrictions, passengers and vehicles coming to the wharf are getting the opportunity to board the ferry directly