River transport services resume

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 17:23, Oct 11,2018

 
 

Vessels remain berthed at Sadarghat in Dhaka on Thursday morning because of Cyclone Titli. The river transport services resumed in the afternoon after Titli weakened in India. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Water vessel services, including launch service, on different river routes of the country resumed on Thursday as Cyclone Titli weakened after crossing the Odisha coast in India.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority decided to resume the services at 2:00pm following improvement of weather condition, said BIWTA public relations officer Mobarak Hossain Majumder.

Earlier on Wednesday, The BIWTA suspended water transports on all inland routes because of inclement weather caused by the cyclonic storm.

Country’s river ports have been asked to hoist riverine warning signal two where maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local warning signal three from four.

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