Mawa ferry, launch service suspended | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, September 08, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, September 08, 2009

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Mawa ferry, launch service suspended

Movement of ferries, launches and speedboats on Mawa-Kawrakandi route in the river Padma has been suspended since 2:00pm yesterday because of rough weather, resulting from a low developed in the Bay of Bengal.
However, only a Ro-Ro ferry is plying with caution. The fishing boats have taken shelter in the chars. The wind speed is gradually increasing.
Cautionary signal No. 2 has been hoisted for the river Padma, which has become rough due to stormy weather, BIWTA sources said.
Meanwhile, more than 150 vehicles remained stuck on both sides of the river following the suspension of ferry service, causing suffering to passengers.
Kawrakandi Launch Owners Association General Secretary Monir Hossain said, "The weather has been bad since the morning. As the situation became worse at noon, we stopped operating launches and speedboats on this route."
BIWTA Mawa Assistant General Manager Ashiqur Rahman said ferry service has been suspended after cautionary signal No. 2 was hoisted.

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