Munshiganj: Ferry services on the Mawa-Kawrakandi route ran partly due to navigability problems in the Padma River on Wednesday.
Average 600 vehicles, including a good number of goods-laden trucks, remain stuck all time on both sides of the route for the last several days for the situation.
Sirajul Haque, manager of Mawa-based ghat of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), said there were running only six ferries, out of the total 16, on the route for lack of navigability caused by silt deposition at Lauhajang point of the river.
There were also strong currents in the river, hampering immensely plying of the ferries being run on a limited scale.
A dredging work was continuing in the river in full swing to ease the problems, added the manager.
Because of the vehicles’ not plying in time through the entrance to the southern districts of the country, hundreds of passengers are left to suffer at Mawa.
On the other hand, businessmen of the southern districts are counting heavy losses for so many goods-laden vehicles laying stranded.