The Meteorological Department has recorded maximum rainfall of 198.5 mm in Chittagong from 9 am on Friday to 9 am on Saturday. Heavy rains in the middle of the night caused landslides and killed 4 people till 11 pm. At least 11 people were injured.
Due to the maximum rainfall of the current season, virtually the entire city of Chittagong has become unusable. City GEC Junction, Sholashahar No. 2, Muradpur, Bahaddarhat Junction, Badurtala, Bara Garage, Kapasgola, Chawkbazar, DC Road, Aman Ali Road, Greater Bakalia Hospitals, CDA residences, Commerce College area, Shantibagh and other significant areas of the city were flooded till morning.
Water has also risen in the house of M Rezaul Karim, mayor of Chittagong City Corporation, located in Bahaddarhat area.
A young man was walking in front of his house. When asked, he said without giving his name, “Last year, in the rain, the water level in the backyard of the mayor’s house rose to his knees. Then the road in front of the mayor’s house was raised. But even then the water was not saved.
The suffering is mainly due to non-operation of the main road from Bahaddarhat to GEC. Those who go to work in the Kalurghat industrial area beyond Bahaddarhat and those who leave Muradpur, GEC or those who work in these areas are suffering endlessly.
The vehicles that got on the flyover last night after seeing water under the Akhtaruzzaman flyover were stuck on the flyover for hours for water in the Sholakbahar area. Water was also frozen on the flyover due to mismanagement.
Work on the waterlogging project adopted by the CDA has been extended several times. The city dwellers are not getting significant benefits yet. To get the benefits, the authorities say to wait until the work is finished.
Source: দৈনিক আজাদী by dainikazadi.net.
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