imran khan

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From Bangladesh

Waterlogging, flash flood bring woes in Chattogram

Category: Society

by imran khan

2019-07-13

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“Heavy to moderate shower may continue in the next 24 hours,” said Bishwajit Chowdhury, forcasting officer of the met office.

Low-lying areas including Chawkbazar, Bakalia, Sholakbahar, Agrabad, Halisahar, Muradpur, Bohaddarhat, Kapasgola, Parbartak Intersection, KB Aman Ali Road, DC Road, Chandgaon, Sholashahar Gate No. 2, East Nasirabad and Dewanbazar areas were inundated in nearly knee-to-waist-deep water.

Most of the commuters in the areas were seen walking through filthy water overflowing from the roadside drains, our correspondent reports from the spot.

There are a very few number of vehicles plying on the roads and three-wheeler rickshaws are demanding double to triple of the usual fare, some of the commuters told our correspondent.

Many commuters expressed their resentment over the authorities “failure” in addressing the waterlogging issue of the city.

"The city people have been suffering each year in the same way. Water entered my house and damaged the valuables. I don't understand what the authorities are doing except giving assurances," said Mohammad Hannan, a resident of West Bakalia.

Contacted, Shafiqul Mannan Siddique, chief conservancy officer of Chattogram City Corporation, said the city corporation workers were working relentlessly to clean the drains so that water can pass easily.

Heavy shower during high tide caused this year's waterlogging in low-lying areas but water was draining out quickly, he said.

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