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Launch services on Shimulia-Banglabazar routes suspended due to inclement weather

Launch services on the Shimulia-Banglabazar-Majhirkandi routes have been suspended since 6 pm on Tuesday due to inclement weather.

Assistant director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Shahadat Hossain said the authorities concerned have decided to suspend launch services on the routes due to stormy weather and rain.

Assistant General Manager of BIWTC, Shimulia Ghat, Shafiqul Islam, said the ferries were operating on the routes as usual with six ferries in operation.

The launch services will resume from 6 am on Wednesday given an improvement of weather conditions.

Earlier, the launch services remained suspended for one hour from 2:35 pm to 3:35 pm due to a storm on Tuesday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh