BIWTC vessel Ostrich rented for pleasure trip ignoring Eid rush
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), ignoring the Eid rush of passengers, has withdrawn its big vessel PS Ostrich from regular service and rented it for a pleasure trip, BIWTC sources here claimed.
Ostrich plies the Dhaka-Khulna-Dhaka route.
The largest and oldest BIWTC vessel was scheduled to resume its trip from Dhaka yesterday evening. But it was kept idle at Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka for three days before renting it for the pleasure trip on Friday, the sources claimed.
The Ostrich has been replaced by a smaller vessel--PS Turn.
When contacted, BIWTC chairman ASM Ali Kabir said he is not aware that Ostrich was withdrawn from regular passenger service and rented for a reserve trip.
He however said he will take steps so that such things do not happen in future.