Holidaymakers have started returning to Dhaka after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones at their hometowns.
Moderate crowds were seen at Ferry Ghats as people from 21 southern districts are returning to their workplaces through Paturia-Daulatdia and Aricha-Kazirhat routes.
From Shimulia point, ferries started almost empty but were seen returning from Kathalbari packed with vehicles.
On the other hand, increasing pressure on both Daulatdia point at Rajbari and Paturia point at Manikganj was noticed since morning.
Zillur Rahman, general manager of BIWTC's Aricha regional office, said 16 ferries are operating now on Paturia-Daulatdia route and four on Aricha-Kazirhat route.
Many Dhaka-bound people were seen changing vehicles multiple times as the government restrictions on movement of long-distance public buses to curb spread of Covid-18 remain.
Passengers alleged that the vehicles are charging extra than usual.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday warned that the Covid situation may go beyond control if there is mad rush during the return journey of Eid home-goers to their workplaces.
Earlier, on Friday, the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of Muslims, was celebrated in Bangladesh with religious fervour after a month of fasting amid the nationwide restrictions to contain the Covid outbreak.
BDST: 1340 HRS, May 16, 2021