Several thousand passengers stranded at Dala and Pansodan jetties yesterday morning for over one hour due to dense fog yesterday morning.
The fog-induced poor visibility forced the ferry service which starts at 5 am normally to stop at 7:30 pm. But, small motorized boats provided ferry services to passengers amid dangerous situation.
The jetties on both sides of the Yangon River was crowded with passengers until the ferry ships resumed the service at 8:15 am when the fog dispersed.
Local people have urged the authorities to make necessary preparations to ensure smooth transportation for those students who will sit for matriculation exam in March, 2019.
—Mg Yin Oo-Dalla
(Translated by La Wonn)