Restrictions on water transport eased till 12pm tomorrow for returning workers
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has eased restrictions on the movement of water transport from this evening until 12:00 noon tomorrow, to allow workers of export-oriented factories to come to Dhaka and resume their work.
"We have relaxed the ongoing restrictions [lockdown] from 7:45pm today to 12:00 noon tomorrow so that workers of different export-oriented factories can come to Dhaka," Rafiqul Islam, director (Marine Safety and Traffic Management) of BIWTA told The Daily Star this evening.
"The way they are travelling to Dhaka is very risky. Therefore, we have decided to relax the restrictions," he added.
Nur Mohammad Mazumder, chairman of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) told The Daily Star around 8:30pm tonight that they are yet to get any directive from the government to operate buses.