Homebound people sent back from Mawa ghat

Police have sent back homebound people who thronged the Mawa ferry terminal area for crossing Padma River yesterday.

Police Super Abdul Momen said considering the safety of the people, police took the initiative to bring back some people by 30 buses to the capital while the rest will be sent back soon.

Some 30 buses with a capacity of 50 seats have left for Dhaka from the Mawa ferry terminal till yesterday evening, while five to seven buses were waiting there to bring back the rest of the people, he said.

“We will take them home by bus as long as there are people in the ghat area,” he said.

Several thousand people had gathered at Mawa ferry terminal to cross the Padma River although ferry services remained suspended.

Passengers had started their journeys to go home through Shimulia-Kathalbari route defying the government’s restrictions on movement.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari river route at 3:00pm on Monday to stop people from travelling home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

UNB

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