BARISAL, June 11: Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has cancelled the route permit of launch service MV Kalam Khan on Barisal-Dhaka river route.
The route permit cancellation notice was issued Wednesday night by the Barisal Port Authority around 9:00pm.
Abul Bashar Majumdar, Deputy Director (River safety and traffic management) of BIWTA in Barisal confirmed the matter.
He said the launch was plying on the rout having an abnormal structure on its deck for long.
He also said that the Director General (DG) of Shipping Authority gave objection to the launch's structural condition of four decks six months ago while also cancelling its survey report.