Downpour floods most parts of capital city
Published : Saturday, 13 July, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 256
Heavy rain on Friday inundated many areas of the capital Dhaka in knee-deep water, causing immense sufferings to city dwellers.
Beginning from morning, the rain came down hard around 5:30pm and continued for around two hours.
Roads and lanes of Rampura, Banani-11, Mirpur-10, Shewrapara, Kazipara, Mirpur-13, Rajarbagh, Paltan, Nayapaltan, Motijheel, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Tejturibazar, Karwan Bazar, Monipuri para, Kazipara, Begum Rokeya Sarani and many low-laying areas were inundated due to the rain. Many commuters were seen facing shortage of public transport to reach their destinations.
Meanwhile, gridlock on the city's roads and streets brought the double blow with the acute water-logging that again exposed the poor drainage system.
The situation turned worse in areas like Malibagh and Rokeya Sharani where road renovation works and different development projects, including the Metro Rail one are underway, causing sufferings to the residents living in the adjacent areas. Besides, knee-deep water was seen on Mouchak-Moghbazar flyover due to absence of any system to drain out rainwater.
Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life. Most of them had to stay inside their houses due to the inclement weather.
According to the Met office, the axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across northern part of Bangladesh.
One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay.
Light to moderate rains/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at most places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram & Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country.