Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River came to a halt early Saturday due to heavy fog.
Salahuddin, manager of BIWTC Aricha Sector, said that Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) authorities had to suspend the ferry services and plying of water vessels on the route at 6:00am due to blurred visibility caused the heavy fog.
Five ferries with a good number of vehicles and passengers on board lay anchored at Paturia and six ferries at Daulatdia.
Moreover, six other ferries are stranded in the middle of the river.
More than three hundred vehicles are having to wait on both sides of the river, causing sufferings to their passengers.