Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) resumes tomorrow (Wednesday) the direct steamer service on Dhaka-Khulna-Dhaka route.
"BIWTC is resuming the steamer service as the navigability has been restored in the channel on completion of necessary dredging at the initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," the Corporation said in a release today.
The newly introduced steamer will leave Dhaka on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and depart Khulna on Fridays at 6:30pm. Initially, the service will continue on trial, BIWTC said.
Public Relations Officer of BIWTC Nazrul Islam told BSS that the fare on the route will be the same as before suspension of the service.
The famous and popular steamer service of the state-owned BIWTC discontinued on October 2, 2011 due to loss of navigability in Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel.
Currently, BIWTC is running four rocket services on Dhaka-Morolganj route besides operating ferry services across the country and running some water services on different routes.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)