Emergency repairs to stellings: Emergency repairs to stellings Temporary ferry arrangements for Parika/Supenaam route

The MV Sabanto Ferry which plies the Parika to Supenaam route

The Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) has announced that as a result of extensive damage to the abutment beams and linkspan bridge at the Parika and Supenaam stellings, emergency repairs will be carried out. The works will commence on March 10 and is expected to be completed by March 16.
T&HD said that it will not disrupt the provision of ferry services between Parika and Supenaam, adding that the service will continue even as workers are carrying out the repairs.
However, it added that there will be some changes to the service among which the M.V Sabanto and the M.V. Kanawan will not be used on the Supenaam route during this period; vessels using side boarding will be utilized; the daily schedule will remain the same during the period; bookings for these vessels will be made through Ferrypass; each vessel is estimated to take approximately two and half hours to complete a journey.
Considering the two and half hours journey time, the T&HD is advising passengers that when planning their trips, they should factor in any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Additionally, the T&DH has also advised that persons with medical emergencies who may wish to travel during this period must take note of the longer travel time.
“T&HD understands that the rice season has started and therefore there will be an increase in the movements of trucks and trailers transporting paddy/rice between regions. The agency is asking for consideration and patience as we seek to serve everyone under a temporary arrangement. During this time, all trucks transporting cargo will be restricted to 20 tons. The 25-ton capacity will be reinstated after the repairs are completed,” the transport body stated in a release on Thursday.