Launch services to resume today

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

File photo: Prothom AloLaunch services on all the routes will resume on Monday as the threat to waterways from cyclone Bulbul continues to subside, according to UNB.

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Sunday said that the vessels will start plying their usual routes from 6:00am on Monday morning.

Md Jahangir Alam, a senior information officer at the ministry of shipping, also confirmed this.

Earlier on Friday night, the BIWTA suspended launch services on all the routes due to the approaching cyclone.

Bulbul has made landfall in the neighbouring Indian state of West Bengal, and crossed overland into Bangladesh, mostly lashing the coastal districts with gusty winds and copious amounts of rain. 

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