River transport services resume as Titli weakens

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Sadarghat. Prothom Alo File PhotoWater vessel services, including launch service, on different river routes of the country resumed on Thursday as cyclone Titli weakened after crossing India’s Odisha coast, according to UNB.

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) decided to resume the services at 2:00pm following improvement of weather condition, said BIWTA public relations officer Mobarak Hossain Majumder.

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

Country’s river ports have been asked to hoist riverine warning signal number two while maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower local warning signal number three from four.

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