PANAJI: Ferry boat operations on the Chorao-Ribandar route were disrupted on Tuesday morning, as one of the five ferry boats plying on the route broke down.
As per information the ferry raft broke down leading to disruption of services.
Commuters from either side of the Mandovi River faced hardships, as they were held up for a long duration to cross the river, even one ambulance got stuck on the Chorao side of the river.
The adjoining roads at the ferry ramps on the Chorao side were full of bikes and cars, a section of the motorists jumped the queue and it led to chaos at the site.
“Sometimes the ferries break down, sometimes the water rises above the ramp, sometimes thick fog prevents the ferries from operating and now the ferry was stopped due to lack of staff,” said a commuter
He also expressed disgust over the problems faced by the locals over a period of time due to problems with the ferries.
“It is high time that a bridge is built connecting the island to the mainland so that the people do not have to face such problems,” he demanded.
Another local too expressed dismay over the situation being faced by the people charao.