Thursday, July 07, 2016

Buriganga River, Dhaka

Buriganga River (বুড়িগঙ্গা নদী)
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বুড়িগঙ্গা নদী
Buriganga River (বুড়িগঙ্গা নদী)

Buriganga River
Beautiful Sky over the Buriganga River

Buriganga River
Small boats ply on the Buriganga

Bangladesh is crises-crossed by many big and small rivers. The Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna are the big rivers. The Buriganga, the sitalakshya, the Dhaleswari, the Teesta, the Madhumati, the Gumati and the Karnafuli are the small rivers. Most of the rivers of our country rise from the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal.


Dhaka is situated on the bank of river Buriganga. Buriganga River (Old Ganges) flows past the southwest outer edge of Dhaka city. Its average depth is 7.6 meters (25 ft) and its maximum depth is 18 meters (58 ft). The Ahsan Manzil, Borokatra, Choto katra, Ruplal house, North Brook Hall face Buriganga.

In the distant past, a course of the Ganges river used to reach the Bay of Bengal through the Dhaleshwari river. When this path gradually shifted and ultimately lost its link with the main channel of the Ganges it was renamed as Buriganga. In 1989, the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge was built over the river. In 2001, a second bridge over the river was built at Babubazaar for vehicles and pedestrians.

Sadarghat Port of Buriganga river is one of the most important  places in Dhaka. Sadarghat River Boat Terminal is one of the largest river ports in the world. About 300 large and small passenger river boats (motorized) depart and arrive with an average of 500 passengers every hour at the terminal every day. According to the officials at the terminal, 1,50,000 people, in average, use the terminal
for departure and arrival every day. At this place hundreds of country boats laden with passengers and merchandise cross the river. 

I live near Buriganga and I visited this river many times. After 2001 the 2nd Buriganga bridge was our favorite place for gathering and gossiping. In 2015 we visited Sadarghat and Sundarban 7 launch. Before that I never had the opportunity to see such a big launch. The recent picture of Buriganga where you can see the beautiful sky over the river is takin from my father-in-law's house. 

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Beautiful-sky-over-Buriganga
Beautiful Sky over Buriganga.
Beautiful Sky over Buriganga
Beautiful Sky over Buriganga.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River 2016.
Buriganga River
Small boats ply on Buriganga.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River.
Ghat for small boats in Buriganga
Ghat for small boats.
Journey by boat over Buriganga (2014).
Rocket Steamer Buriganga
Rocket Steamer Badamtali Ghat.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River.
ভুবন চিল
Black Kite (ভুবন চিল).
Black Kite over Buriganga
Black Kite over Buriganga.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River 2014.
Sadarghat
Sadarghat Port.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River 2014.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River.
Buriganga River
Buriganga River.
Sadarghat Port.
Launch construction area.
Launch construction area.
Sundarban 7 Launch
Sundarban 7 Launch.
Sundarban 7 Launch
Inside Sundarban 7 Launch.
Buriganga River
Large beams of the Buriganga 2nd Bridge.
Buriganga River 2008
Buriganga River 2008.
Buriganga River 2008
Buriganga River 2008.
Tourisr in Buriganga River
Tourist visiting Buriganga River (2010).
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Map of Sadarghat, Buriganga






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