Tuesday, June 18, 2024

BIWTA takes down illegal building, walls

Reclaiming Turag River BIWTA takes down illegal building, walls A Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) team in a drive yesterday knocked down a building and six boundary walls and detained nine workers from seven dredgers and a sand carrying vessel in the Turag river. Dhaka district Magistrate Abu Sayeed of the team also seized ... Read more

Dredging gone hibernating

Gross negligence of water transport authority led to serious navigability loss in Padma Gross negligence in conducting timely dredging to keep the ferry channels in the Padma navigable has led to the disruption of ferry services between Mawa and Paturia, causing sufferings to thousands of people. Officials of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), which ... Read more

Launch journey gets riskier

Battered highways force more passengers to choose waterways; hurriedly patched-up faulty launches ready to ply before Eid Rundown highways have increased safety risk for water transport passengers too, as the number of people using riverine routes for Eid travel may shoot up this year, increasing the chance of overloading of vessels. Around 10 to 12 ... Read more

Grabbers defy all

Filling up Shitalakkhya despite HC orders, cases filed against them Filling of the river Shitalakkhya at Kanchpur in Narayanganj continues under the very nose of district and police administrations despite a High Court order to stop the encroachment. The foreshores and a major portion of riverbed have been filled with earth, narrowing down the river ... Read more