Launches like buses and trains will also run with half the passengers without raising fares due to restrictions. However, the chairman of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) did not say when the decision would take effect.
BIWTA chairman Commodore Golam Sadeq told the Asian Tribune on Wednesday (January 12th) that the launch would carry half the passengers under restrictions. The rent is not increasing, it is the same as before. ‘
However, it has already been announced that the bus-train will carry half the passengers without any extra fare from next Saturday (January 15).
The government has imposed restrictions across the country since Thursday (January 13th) on new infections with the new type of coronavirus, Omicron. A notification in this regard was issued by the Cabinet Division last Monday (January 10).
Trains, buses, and launches can carry half the capacity, the notification said. The concerned authorities will issue specific instructions in this regard along with the date of implementation. Drivers and assistants of all types of vehicles must have the Covid-19 vaccine certificate.