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BIWTA suspends internal launch services on Barishal route due to bad weather

| Updated: October 24, 2020 10:27:47

File photo used for representational purpose. File photo used for representational purpose.

Launch services on Barishal’s internal routes were suspended on Friday morning due to inclement weather.

Traffic Inspector Md Kabir of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) said the launch services on all internal routes of the district remained suspended since the morning.

The restriction will remain in place until further notice, he said.

Meanwhile, the low-lying areas of Barishal city have been inundated by torrential rains, reports UNB.

Waterlogging has occurred in many areas.

Ainisur Rahman, a senior observer at the Barishal Meteorological Office, said 156mm rainfall had been recorded in Barishal for the last 24 hours till 9:00 am on Friday and 62mm rainfall was recorded from 8:00 am to 9:00 am today.

The speed of the wind is normal.

He said that due to deep low pressure in the Bay of Bengal, there will be rain throughout the day.

According to the Bangladesh Water Development Board, the water of the Kirtankhola River in Barishal is flowing above the danger line.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department today advised the four maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra to hoist local warning signal number 4 following the formation of a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.

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