According to the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), launch operations with Dhaka will be suspended from 6 am on Tuesday until further notice.
A public relations officer of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) lets us know that the decision was taken on Monday at night. However, the order will be relaxed in the case of cargo and emergency service vessels.
It is to be noted that the government has brought seven districts adjacent to the capital under lockdown for the next nine days to combat coronavirus infection; The districts are Manikganj, Narayanganj, Gazipur, Munshiganj, Madaripur, Rajbari and Gopalganj. As a result, the capital Dhaka will be isolated from the rest of the country at this time.
All types of long-distance traffic will also be closed at this time.