Rail ferry service on the way out

The railway marine department office at Gaibandha would like to close the 83-year-old train ferry service as the vessels are longer used. The British government initiated the services in 1938 from Tistamukh Ghat in Gaibandha’s Fulchhari to Jamalpur’s Bahadurabad. The operation of water vessels stopped in 2000 after the Jamuna River lost a navigable depth. At present, the ferries stand idle at the Balashi railway ferry terminal in Fulchhari. Photo: Tazul Islam Reza

Published : 1 Jan 2022, 10:19 AM
Updated : 1 Jan 2022, 10:19 AM
Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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