Port city residents suffer due to waterlogging

Staff Correspondent

10 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: Residents of some low-lying areas in the port city experienced immense sufferings due to waterlogging caused by heavy rainfall on Monday.  

Some of the areas and roads went under knee-deep to waist-deep water due to the heavy downpour.

Sources said the rain that started on Monday early hours intensified in the morning and continued heavily till 9:00am.

Commuters were the worst sufferers of the waterlogging as movement of traffic came to a halt at some roads at that time.

Drivers of public transports charged additional fare from the commuters cashing in the situation, alleged the sources.

However, the logged-water drained out slowly after the rain stopped, they said.

The low-lying areas, including Sholoshahar Gate No-2, Muradpur, Shulokbahar, Bahoddarhat, Halishahar Housing Estate and CDA Residential area, were inundated during the rainfall.

A bulletin of met office said light to moderate rain accompanied by temporary gusty wind may take place at places over Chattogram and other divisions till 9:00am on Tuesday.

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep local cautionary signal no 3 hoisted, it said.

All the fishing boats and trawlers were also advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice, added the bulletin.