At Banglabazar Ghat, there was an overcrowding of work-oriented autos and passengers in and round Dhaka. To deal with the scenario, empty launch-ferry-speedboat is being introduced from Shimulia to Banglabazar Ghat. As solely 5 ferries permit autos and folks to cross, a dumb ferry has been prolonged when an extended line of autos ready to cross the ghat space fell. Apart from, there was an extended line of bikes on the wharf since morning. Passengers have complained of additional fare for each automobile left from the south-west.
It’s realized that the overflow of passengers on the Shimulia-Banglabazar route began from Saturday morning after Eid. Because the day progressed, the gang grew. Passengers from the south-western districts in varied autos crowded the Banglabazar Ghat. Each launch and speedboat leaving Banglabazar Ghat for Shimulia was stuffed with passengers. In keeping with the loadmark, the launches are carrying passengers. To deal with the stress of passengers, empty launches from Shimulia Ghat to Banglabazar Ghat made not less than 90 journeys from morning to afternoon. In the identical vein, six ferries and quite a few speedboats additionally make journeys to Shimulia.
A protracted line of autos was created within the ghat space as solely 6 ferries together with Roro Ferry Enayetpuri, Begum Sufia Kamal, Begum Rokeya, Ketipe Ferry Kunjalta, Camellia and different ferries crossed the route. BIWTC later added a dumb ferry for crossing. 1000’s of passengers, together with girls and youngsters, have been stranded within the scorching solar as a result of stress of passengers and autos. Ghat No. 4 is used just for motorbike crossing as there’s a important variety of autos in addition to bikes within the ghat space.
The ferry made six journeys to Shimulia Ghat on bikes solely. A number of groups together with government Justice of the Peace, police, RAB, BIWTA, BIWTC, hearth service, medical staff and Ansar are working to regulate the scenario. In the meantime, the passengers complained that the autos coming from the south have been charging further fare.
Ataur Rahman Atahar, president of Shimulia-Banglabazar Zone Launch House owners’ Affiliation, stated empty launches have been being introduced from Shimulia Ghat to Banglabazar Ghat resulting from excessive passenger stress.
BIWTC Banglabazar Ghat Supervisor. Salauddin stated there was stress from passengers and autos since morning. To deal with the stress, empty ferries are being introduced from Shimulia Ghat to Banglabazar Ghat. A dumb ferry has been added. A wharf is barely getting used for motorbike crossings as a result of excessive stress of bikes together with different autos.