Dhaka, Dec 28 (Just News): Dense fog has disrupted international flights to and from Bangladesh and caused suspension of ferry services across the terminals on the Padma river.
No flights, domestic or international, could arrive or take off at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport since midnight.
A US-Bangla Airlines flight coming in from Singapore was diverted to Chittagong. Two other flights of Regent and Gulf Air also were forced to be diverted from the airport.
Shimulia-Kathalbari ferry services resumed around 10:00am this morning after five hours of suspension, our Munshiganj correspondent reports quoting Shah Newaz Khalid, assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTA).
In the early morning hours, three ferries were stranded mid-Padma and over three hundred vehicles were waiting in queue on either side of the terminals.
Ferries on Paturia-Daulatdia were halted for three hours since 6:00am, UNB quotes Salauddin, an assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha.
During the time, four ferries remained stranded in the mid-river and over one hundred vehicles were waiting at the both ghats for crossing, he added.