Ferry collides with Padma Bridge again: 2 suspended, probe body formed
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended two staff of Ro Ro ferry ‘Bir Srestho Jahangir’ in connection with the collision with a pillar of Padma Bridge for the second time.
Those suspended are : acting master officer Delwarul Islam and wheel sukani Abul Kalam Azad.
The suspended staff will get their allowance during the suspension period as per the rule and a departmental case will be lodged against them on time, said a press release issued on Tuesday.
It also said the BIWTA also formed a five-member committee, headed by BIWTA Director (technical) Md Rashedul Islam, to probe the incident.
The other members are: General manager of BIWTC Dhaka (Marine) Md Hashemur Rahman Chowdhury, Md. Shahjahan of BIWTA, BIWTC Mawa AGM Md Rubeluzzaman and BIWTC’s AGM (Marine) Ahmed Ali.
A ferry crashed into pillar no-10 of the Padma Bridge in Munshiganj on Monday night, leaving five people injured.