People suffer for water-logging
The rainfall during the last few days has created water-logging in different districts of the country, for which people are suffering much. Basically poor drainage system is the main cause of the hazard.
NOAKHALI: The last two days' rainfall has water-logged different areas of the district.
Water has flooded not only houses but also different offices. Students and people of the areas are facing a lot of trouble due to the water-logging.
The road to the south of Noakhali Judge Court is under one-foot water. As a result, the lawyers and their clients are facing problems.
The same problem has been found at Government Mahila College and Girls School road.
Meanwhile, houses of different villages in Maizdee, Lakxminarayanpur, Fakirpur, Ujiyalpur, Gopai and Sonapur villages are under water.
Locals said, "In the past, whenever any area would go under water, the municipality mayor or deputy commissioner (DC) would visit the area. They would take steps after observing the matter. But, nowadays no one comes to see us."
Journalist Abdur Rahman regrets by saying former DC Mahbub Alam Talukder said the people will be free from water-logging very soon. But, no progress has happened rather canal and drains have been grabbed. So, rain water deluges the roads.
He also said, recently, district administration and the municipality jointly tried to rescue some parts of the Chhagolmara Canal, but the work was stopped due to rainfall.
In this connection, DC Tanmay Das said, "We are trying to rescue all the grabbed canals, but the rain is preventing us from the work."
DINAJPUR: Due to lack of water drainage system in Balubari area in Dinajpur Municipality, the Dinajpur Government City College compound gets water-logged after any scanty rainfall.
As a result, students suffer much to reach the college.
Anybody visiting the surroundings of the college would think it is a flood-hit area.
Students said if there were proper water drainage systems, they and the locals would not have to face the problem.
They alleged that the municipal authority is not taking the matter seriously.
They further alleged that the public representatives assure them of taking steps before election, but after the election, they are not found.
In this connection, Principal of Dinajpur Government City College Md Mozammel Haque said besides the college area, deluge happens in other areas of the town too after rainfall.
A student of the college and President of Bangladesh Chhatra League, college unit, Ali Afsar Shourabh said, "We have to suffer from the deluge every time. If the problem is not solved, we will face setback in our academic life."
In this connection, Dinajpur Municipality Mayor Syed Jahangir Alam said, "After some days, we will circulate tender worth Tk 7 crore for renovating the drainage system of the municipality. We are taking steps to increase the beauty of the town. We hope that the people will feel better at that time."