Dhaka, 13 June, Abnews: The special launch service to carry homebound people during and after Eid began Wednesday.
BIWTA have taken steps to ensure smooth travel of huge passengers on the eve of Eid.
BIWTA, working with law enforcing agencies such as Rapid Action Battalion, police, Ansar and Cost Guards, is providing special security on ports and rivers.
Rab, police and BIWTA officials will employ helicopters, launches and speed boats on river routes to control extortion, overloading of passengers and unauthorised boat trips, said sources.
Emergency rescue equipment and launches have been kept ready and quick dredging facilities are also being arranged for passengers.