Zillur Rahman, deputy general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), said the authorities concerned kept ferry services suspended from around 2am because of poor visibility.
The ferry services resumed around 10am after the fog lifted.
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Five ferries had remained stranded in the middle of the river while 300 vehicles were stuck at the Paturia terminal, causing immense suffering to the commuters.
Suspension of ferry services due to poor visibility is a common occurrence during winter in Bangladesh.