CHATTOGRAM: Waterlogging was created in different places of the port city due to a heavy rain on Wednesday morning, causing immense sufferings for commuters.
Sources said the rain that started on Tuesday midnight continued until 10:00am on Wednesday.
Drivers of public transport charged additional fares from commuters cashing in the situation, sources alleged.
The low-lying areas, including Sholoshahar Gate No-2, Shulokbahar, Muradpur, Badurtala, Bahoddarhat, Chandgaon, Chawk Bazar, Khatunganj, Agrabad, CDA Residential Area and Halishahar Housing Estate, were inundated because of the rainfall. Rainwater entered residences and business establishments in the areas. However, the stagnant water was draining out slowly as the day advanced, they said.
The Met Office recorded some 36.00mm rainfall in 24 hours till 3:00pm on Wednesday.
Assistant Meteorologist Ujjwal Kanti Paul forecasted a moderate-to-heavy rainfall in 24 hours till 6:00pm today.
On the other hand, a youth washed away after falling into a drain in the city’s Muradpur area during the heavy rainfall.
A team of Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD), Chattogram started a drive to rescue him at 11:00am.
They couldn’t trace out the victim till the filing of the report in the evening.
Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) in cooperation with the Bangladesh Army started work of a mega project for addressing the longstanding waterlogging crisis in the port city on April 28 in 2018. Over 50 per cent work of the project involving Tk 5,616 crore has already been completed, the sources said.