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Launch services to resume Monday morning


Launch services to resume Monday morning

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Sunday (Nov 10) said launch services on all the routes will resume on Monday morning as the threat to waterways from cyclone Bulbul continues to subside.

Vessels will start plying their usual routes from 6 a.m. on the day according to a BIWTA notice, local media reported.

Earlier on Friday night, BIWTA suspended launch services on all routes due to the approaching cyclone. 

Bulbul has since made landfall in the neighbouring Indian state of West Bengal, and crossed overland into Bangladesh, mostly lashing the coastal districts with gusty winds and copious amounts of rain.

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