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Flights to Ctg, Cox's Bazar, Kolkata suspended

TBP Online
26 May 2024 10:23:54 | Update: 26 May 2024 22:19:49
Flights to Ctg, Cox's Bazar, Kolkata suspended
— UNB File Photo

The flight suspensions have been declared on Dhaka-Chattogram, Dhaka-Cox's Bazar, and Dhaka-Kalkata routes due to Cyclonic Storm Remal.

All flight operations have been suspended in Dhaka-Chattogram-Dhaka routes from 12pm to 8pm on Sunday as per the decision of the civil aviation authority of Bangladesh, executive director of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Group Captian Kamrul told BSS.

Besides, all flight operations have been shut down at Cox's Bazar Airport since Sunday morning until further notice, he added.

"There would not be any flights operated on the Dhaka-Kalkata routes until further notice," says Kamrul Islam.

The decision comes in response to the issuance of danger signal no 9 by the Meteorological Department, prompting authorities to prioritise the safety of passengers and personnel.

Waterways and flight services suspended in Barishal

— UNB Barisal Photo

As Cyclone Remal looms closer, authorities in Barishal district have declared the waterways and flight services suspended.

Since Sunday morning, along with incessant rainfall, wind speed has surged to 20 nautical miles per hour in Barishal, steadily increasing as the cyclone advances.

The cyclone can hit at any time between Sunday evening and midnight.

Abdul Kuddus, the senior observer of Barishal Met office, said that signal 4 has been issued for river ports.

Sirajul Islam, manager of Barishal Airport, said that morning flights have been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. All flight operations have been suspended until weather conditions return to normal.

Abdur Razzak, BIWTA Deputy Director and Barishal River Port Officer declared the suspension of all water transport services until further notice, emphasising public safety.

Divisional Health Director Dr. Shyamal Krishna Mandal said some 470-472 medical teams have been formed to provide medical services to the people during and post-cyclone.

Barisal Deputy Commissioner Shahidul Islam said 541 shelter centres have been prepared in the district where people can take shelter.

Additionally, religious institutions, private multi-storey buildings, offices, and educational institutions can be used as shelters, with collaborative efforts from CPP, Red Crescent, and voluntary organisations.