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River transport services resume

  • Published at 01:43 pm October 11th, 2018
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Services resumed Monday morning 36 hours after Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) issued a notice on Friday night halting all launch activities in the face of the impending cyclone Bulbul Focus Bangla

Khulna’s district disaster management committee said 242 shelter centres were prepared and medical teams have been kept ready to respond to the possible disaster.

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

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) decided to resume the services at 2pm on Thursday, following improvement of weather conditions, said BIWTA Public Relations Officer Mobarak Hossain Majumder, reports UNB.

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

Also Read- BIWTA suspends river transport services on all routes

The country's river ports have been asked to hoist riverine warning signal two where maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra were advised to lower local warning signal to three from four.

However, activity at the jetty container remained normal.

Bagerhat Deputy Commissioner Tapan Kumar Biswas said all the upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) are on alert, and control rooms are open in all the upazilas.

Khulna’s district disaster management committee said 242 shelter centres were prepared and medical teams have been kept ready to respond to the possible disaster.

Additionally, the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) cancelled all leave of for its officials and employees in different parts of the country.

An official order signed by BWDB Deputy Secretary (Administration), Obaidul Islam, directed all the board’s officials and employees to remain at their workplaces—on holidays too.

Categorized as a very severe cyclonic storm, Titli hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur, at a speed of 140-150 kph on Thursday morning, reports NDTV.

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