Flights, ferry service disrupted due to fog | Economy | ABnews24

Sun, September 23, 2018
Flights, ferry service disrupted due to fog
Dhaka, 15 Jan, Abnews: Thick fog disrupted flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulai-Khathalbari routes on Monday, causing sufferings to thousands of passengers.
 
Rezaul Karim, public relations officer at Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), said the flight operations at the airport were suspended at 5:50am due to poor runway visibility caused by dense fog.
 
He said the flight operations at the airport resumed at 10:20am after the disappearance of fog.
 
Ferries on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route came to a halt from 2:00am due to blurred visibility, said BIWTC.
 
Six ferries were stranded in mid-Padma river owing to the suspension.
 
On the other hand, on the Paturia-Daulatdia route, the services remained halted until last reported since 3:30am.
 
Four ferries got stranded in the middle of the river, said the official, adding that around 500 vehicles, including buses and trucks, were waiting in queues on both sides of the river to cross it.
 
The ferry services resumed around 10:30am after the fog disappeared.
 
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