Rough river disrupts Mawa ferry service

Ferry services on the Mawa-Kewrakandi river route is being hampered due to squally wind, rising waters and heightened tides in the Padma River.

Published : 15 May 2013, 03:20 PM
Updated : 15 May 2013, 03:20 PM

The river is rough under the influence of the cyclonic storm Mahasen which is likely to hit the country's coastline on Thursday noon.

Out of the 12 ferries, two broke down one after another due to the rough weather on Wednesday night.

Only two Ro-Ro ferries were operating on the busy river route until 11pm. But they could also break down anytime, Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Mawa office Md Shafiqul Islam told

Operation of launches and other water vessels also remained suspended on the route, creating severe traffic congestions on both banks of the Padma river.