Waterlogging causes public sufferings in city

Staff Correspondent

7 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Many roads and low-lying areas in the capital were submerged by incessant rain on Sunday, causing immense sufferings for people.

Normal life was disrupted as most of the streets and low-lying areas went under knee-deep water due to the heavy rain while commuters were stuck in traffic jams for several hours on the waterlogged streets.

People were seen struggling to return home from the noon to evening.

Poor people, particularly those living in slums and low-lying areas, had been the worst sufferers as the rainwater swamped their shanties.

Rainwater also swamped some business establishment, causing sufferings for businesspersons.

A large number of vehicles went out of service on the waterlogged roads.

Waterlogging occurred in many places of Badda, Rampura, Bangshal, Chawkbazar, Sutrapur, Nawabpur, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Sabujbagh, Khilgaon, Motijheel, Hatirjheel, Senpara Parbata, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Uttara, Dakhin Khan, Dhanmondi, Sayedabad, Jatrabari and Mirpur.

Most of the drains were closed for their development work, which caused severe waterlogging in the city, locals told the Daily Sun.

Shahnaz Sultana, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), on Sunday said rain will continue one more day after a break.

“Southwest monsoon has advanced up to Yangoon coast. Conditions are favourable for further advancement of Southwest monsoon. The Southwest monsoon may advance up to Teknaf coast,” the BMD forecast said.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country,” it said.