Launch services suspended on Barishal route
Published: 04:55 PM, 23 October 2020 Updated: 04:55 PM, 23 October 2020
Launch services on Barishal’s internal routes have been suspended on Friday morning due to hostile weather.
Traffic Inspector Md Kabir of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) confirmed the matter on this morning.
The restriction will remain in force until further notice, he said.
Meanwhile, the lower areas of Barishal city have been inundated by torrential rains. Many areas got waterlogged.
Ainisur Rahman, a senior observer at the Barishal Meteorological Office, said 156mm rainfall had been recorded in Barishal for the last 24 hours till 9am on Friday and 62mm rainfall was recorded from 8am to 9am today.
He said the speed of the wind is normal. 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 Kirtankhola River in Barishal is flowing above the danger line.
Met office today advised the four maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra to hoist local warning signal number 4 following formation of a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.