Printed on Mon Aug 15 2022 4:38:30 AM

Launch movement stopped, Passengers in distress

Staff Correspondent
National
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Launches on this route have been shut since 21st March. The passengers are in distress.

Many passengers are waiting for hours after arriving at the dock without knowing the launch is shut.

Ruhul Amin Hawlader, the launch owner's representative on the Chandpur-Narayanganj route, said that after the launch sank in the Shitalakshya river, the movement was abruptly stopped.

As a result, out of 16 launches on this route, 136 regular launches were send-offs on Monday. The passengers are in trouble. Alternatively, many are traveling by road.

Chandpur seaport officer Kaysarul Islam said that all the launches plying on the Chandpur-Narayanganj route had various defects.

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The launches will be operated after the BIWTA authorities make a decision after reviewing.

As it turns out, the Munshiganj-bound launch ML Afsar Uddin sank after being hit by a cargo ship named Ruposhi-9 in the Coal Ghat area of ​​Shitalakshya river in Narayanganj around 2.30 pm on Sunday (March 20).

From that point onward, the BIWTA authorities stopped the launch movement on the Chandpur-Narayanganj route.
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