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Flights cancelled at Ctg, Cox's Bazar airports

Staff Correspondent
13 May 2023 08:48:06 | Update: 13 May 2023 17:38:56
Flights cancelled at Ctg, Cox's Bazar airports
Shah Amanat International Airport — Collected Photo

All flight operations have been suspended at the Shah Amanat International Airport of Chattogram and Cox's Bazar Airport due to the very severe cyclonic storm Mocha in the Bay of Bengal.

Chattogram airport Director Group Captain Taslim Ahmed said on Friday that the authorities concerned decided to suspend operation of all flights from 6am Saturday till 12pm Sunday.

Meanwhile, Cox's Bazar Airport will also remain closed from Saturday 7am to Sunday 7pm, according to a CAAB notification issued on Friday night.

Earlier, the Bangladesh Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee gave a direction which said that the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam of Sunday (May 14) was postponed under five boards; Chattogram board, Cumilla board, Barisal board, Bangladesh Madrasa Education Board and Technical Board.

The very severe cyclonic storm Mocha in east central bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards over the same area and was centred at 6pm Friday about 930 kms south-southwest of Chattogram port, 860 kms south-southwest of Cox's Bazar port, 890 kms south-southwest of Mongla Port and 855 kms south­ southwest of Payra port.

Maritime ports of Cox's Bazar, Chattogram and Payra have been advised to lower local warning signal number 4 and instead hoist great danger signal number 8.

The coastal districts of Cox's Bazar, Chattogram, Feni, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Barishal, Bhola, Patuakhali, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur, Borguna and their offshore islands and chars will come under great danger signal number 8.