Shimulia-Kathalbari launch, speedboat services halted

Kalerkantho Online   

19 June, 2018 10:40 AM

Shimulia-Kathalbari launch, speedboat services halted

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The launch and speedboat services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route have been suspended due to adverse weather since this morning.

The ferry services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route, however, have remained normal.

Launch and speedboat services were halted around 8:30am on Tuesday due to the risk while scores of vehicles and people were stuck on the route.

Sources from the Kathalbari ghat of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) have confirmed the news to the Kalerkantho.

Several hundred people are waiting for service to resume, the sources further said.

Kathalbari Launch Terminal Inspector Akter Hossain said: “There was heavy wind with rain on Tuesday morning and the services on the route suspended to avert untoward incidents.”