Rain brings miseries to city life

11 Jul,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle;

Intermittent showers since Tuesday morning disrupted the normal life in the capital and most parts of the country.

Commuters in the capital suffered immensely as important city streets went under water in Old Dhaka, Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar, Mirpur, Razarbagh and some other areas causing serious traffic congestions, said victims.

Witnesses said office goers and students suffered a lot due to water loggings at a good number of points.

The situation turned worse in areas like Rampura, Chowdhurypara and Mauchak where roads construction work under different development projects were underway, said Laila, a commuter from Malibagh.

Low-income people, especially the day labourers, suffered much as rain disrupted their normal pace of life.

The condition might get worsen in the coming days as the Met office forecast said the rain might continue for the next two to three days.

Abdur Rahman, an officer at the Met office, said the axis of monsoon trough runs through central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay. The monsoon is active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay.

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