Friday, 2 December, 2022

Inland water transport operations resume as Sitrang weakens

Inland water transport operations resumed on Tuesday morning after being suspended for around 24 hours due to inclement weather caused by cyclone Sitrang.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has ordered the resumption of vessel operations from 9.45am as all the riverine ports now come under local cautionary signal number 1, said BIWTA public relations officer Mobarak Hossain.

On Monday, at 10am, BIWTA suspended the operations of vessels on all waterways across the country.

Cyclone Sitrang crossed the Barishal-Chattogram coast near Bhola around midnight on Monday but weakened rapidly into a depression by giving precipitation.

Sitrang moved north-northeastwards very fast and and now lies over Dhaka-Cumilla-Brahmanbaria and adjoining areas as a land depression, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).