River transport services resume

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27th May, 2021 02:13:02 PM printer

River transport services resume

All kinds of water vessels have started plying in different routes across the country on Thursday after two days of halt due to rough weather under influence of cyclone Yaas.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority allowed two-engine vessels to operate cautiously from 11:30 am.

The authorities, however, did not give permission to single engine-run vessels to operate, a press release of the Ministry of Shipping said.

Earlier, the authorities shut operations from 4:30 pm on Tuesday as the cyclone brewed in the Bay of Bengal.

The cyclonic storm, which unleashed havoc on India's Odisha on Wednesday, weakened into deep depression over north Odisha and adjourning Jharkhand, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said on Thursday.

The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three.

Launch operations resumed on Monday after a seven-week pause due to the coronavirus. But it was shut again on Tuesday.