Launch services resume after 36hrs
Launch services on all the routes across the country resumed this morning after 36 hours of suspension due to cyclonic storm “Bulbul”.
Vessels on 42 routes started operation from 6:00am but the presence of passengers were low, Mobarak Hossain Mojumder, public relation officer of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), told The Daily Star around 10:30am.
Around 13 launches left Sadarghat launch terminal till filling this report at 10:40am, according to BIWTA sources.
On Friday night, BIWTA suspended launch services on all routes sensing adverse impact of cyclonic storm “Bulbul” which claimed seven lives and caused huge damages mostly lashed in the coastal districts with gusty winds and brought copious amounts of rain.