The Ferry services on Shimulia-Banglabazar and Paturia-Daulatdia routes resumed on Wednesday after facing excessive pressure from homebound people marking the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) resumed the ferry services aiming to ease the suffering of the commuters who are traveling to reach their ancestral homes aiming to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their families in villages amid the pandemic.
The resumption of the ferry service brought relief to the homebound people amid the hassle of the journey, reports Somoy Television.
The decision came after at least five people died due to extreme heat and lack of air on the overcrowded ferry today on way to Banglabazar ghat in Madaripur.
The suspension of long-distance public transport and the deployment of BGB personnel at ferry terminals could not stop the mad rush of homebound people as thousands today continue to leave Dhaka and its adjacent areas.
Ignoring all obstacles, home-goers are moving towards the Paturia-Daulatdia, Shimulia-Banglabazar routes to cross the River Padma, which, according to the terminal authorities, is a "record-breaking number of people" in the wharf area.