Hundreds of city dwellers are leaving the capital today for their homes even on the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Sixteen ferries are plying on the route of Shimulia in Munshiganj and Banglabazar in Madaripur. Over 100 people and 150 vehicles were seen waiting at the ferry terminals around 12:30pm, reports our Munshiganj correspondent from the spot.
Profullo Chowhan, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) in Shimulia terminal, told The Daily Star, "Even on the second day of Eid, a significant presence of passengers is seen at the ferry ghat. Each ferry crossed the Padma river full of passengers since this morning. Many people are still leaving Dhaka. Besides, those who earlier went to their homes for Eid celebration have started coming back to Dhaka, but their numbers are not very high."
Helal Uddin, inspector of Mawa traffic department of police, told the Daily Star, "There are about 150 vehicles waiting in the ghat area." Of them, the number of private cars is more.