Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, June 22, 2018 07:32:57 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

490 families evicted from hillpockets

Civic life in Port City paralysed due to heavy rainfall, hill side feared, dwellers panicked

photo by NN Photo

Miking of Chattogram District Administration continuing in hillside areas in the city to remove pegle from risky hill-pocket slums on very day of Sunday last following the heavy downpour .

By
13th-Jun-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Chattogram Bureau :

Civic life in the port city completely paralysed following the three days  incessant rainfall accompanied with gusty wind . All types of  road expansion works, water-logging project work remain stranded  . All khals, drains over flowed   and hence  transportation  in low lying and under constructed areas  became  stranded .   The  heavy  incessant  torrential rainfall  in Chattogram and its adjoining districts  inundated the  all  low  lying areas of the port city . the dwelling houses in these areas including kutcha and semi pucca houses and ground floors of the residential buildings gone under  waist  deep  water .
 The  house hold utensil  in the shanties flown away with the current of water  Kitchen markets of Chowkbazar, Bahaddarhat,Bibirhat, Halishahar, Baizid , Reazuddin Bazar , and whole sale markets of Chaktai , Khatungonj  completely submerged  on ground floor caused heavy loss of the whole sale grocery market. Following the inundation of ground floor, the godowns of essential commodities suffered severe loss . The speed of rain was severe nature after midnight as such the  godown owners and wholesales of  essentials could not imagine the losses during night time. The footpath venders so installed temporarily on the occasion of   Eid  shopping  badly damaged with the cyclonic storm and gusty wind accompanied with heavy downpour.  
A number of sources said the Eid shoppers of  the low lying areas could not return their homes  before Sehri due to rain and submerged  situation. Maritime ports of Chattogram hoisted cautionary signal no.3 until further orders. According Patenga  office,  Chattogram experienced  205 milimeter rainfall  during  the night. The prevailing water-logging of Chattogram turn unbearable  following the new seasonal rainfall.
Conscious circle  observes  the city  resident face more sufferings of water-logging than earlier because of  non implementation of water-logging project before rainy season. In the meantime, district administration  asked the hiill pocket dwellers of Motijharna, Baizid, Amin jute mills, Battalihills, to leave from hill pocket areas  fearing hill slide by this seasonal rain.
Heavy rainfaill recorded  in three hill districts  of Rangamati Band Arban and Khagrachari. Rangamati district experienced ever highest rainfall of 262 milimeter  during last twenty four hours, met office sources said. Almost areas of   Raozan, Fatikchari, Rangunia, Boalkhali upazilas adjoining  hill districts   submerged  with flash flood water and the lowlying areas of these upazilas worst affected than any such situation earlier. Out of the adjoining upazilas, Raozan badly affected . The road communications snapped on Chattagram-Rangamati and Bandarban road due to damage of bridge and  road over flowed .
 The sorrow  famous   Dabua embankment in Raozan broken and one bridge on Moulana Dost Mohammad road  towards Fatikchari totally damaged due to heavy downfall flash flood water from upstream.
Conscious quarters  observed lack of proper water-logging project work,  half done bridge constructions in different points of the city  and   non-cleaning of khals and drains , this severe situation arised. Some quarter opined due to tussle  between City corporation and CDA  over the city development and  canals excavation programs , this worst water logging situation created caused  unbearable sufferings of the city dwellers.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Addressing the causes of people`s displacement is the real option for tackling the refugee crisis


LIKE many other countries, World Refugee Day was observed in the country on Wednesday at a time when the world's third largest refugee group Rohingya is living in the overcrowded camps in Cox's Bazar. The UNHCR reported that 68.5 million people are living in different refugee camps across the world. ...

Football »

Denmark`s Christian Eriksen is congratulated by his teammate Yussuf Yurary Poulsen after scoring the opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the World Cup match in Samara, Russia on Thursday. Denmark, Australia match ended 1-1 draw.


Football »

Spain's Diego Costa (right) celebrates with his teammate Isco after scoring his side's opening goal during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Neetu to ring in her birthday with Rishi Kapoor in Paris


Neetu Kapoor will soon be turning 60 on July 8 and if the latest reports are to be believed, the actress already has special plans. Neetu Kapoor will soon be flying to Paris to ring in her birthday with husband Rishi Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and ...

Entertainment »

Salman to kick-start the shooting schedule of Bharat on July 17


Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan are ready to be seen together on the big screen after a decade in Bharat. The film also stars Disha Patani and is an adaptation of South Korean film, Ode to My Father. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, this project has been in the limelight ...

National »

SYLHET: Leaders of Bangladesh Bar Council, Sylhet District Unit greeting Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith MP during his visit in Sylhet recently.


International »

Erdogan seeks new term with greater powers


AP, Ankara :Since he took office in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a name to each stage in his consolidation of power in Turkey. First he called himself the apprentice; then the journeyman; and latterly the master. Now, he says a new five-year term would elevate him to ...

City »

City-bound passengers returning after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones at their ancestral homes. The snap was taken from Mawaghat on Thursday.


Entertainment »

Race 3 inches towards Rs 200 cr mark


Salman Khan's film Race 3 is unstoppable. The film, which hit screens on June 15, is giving all sorts of reasons for the star cast to celebrate. The Remo D'Souza directorial had already crossed the benchmark of Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office. But interestingly, the Salman fever ...

Editorial »

Unfortunately government has no political leadership to restore peace in Chattogram Hill Tracts


THREE more activists of Parbatya Chattogram Janasanghati Samity (MN Larma) and United People's Democratic Front (Democratic) were shot dead at their homes in Rangamati and Khagrachhari districts between Friday and Sunday. Conflicts between different groups in Chattogram Hill Tracts have led to the death of at least 22 people in ...

Business & Economy »

Shibbir Mahmud, Chairman, Board of Directors of Islamic Finance and Investment Limited, presiding over its 236th meeting at its head office in the city recently. AZM Saleh, Managing Director, Rezakul Haider, Anis Salahuddin Ahmad, Vice-Chairmen, Anwar Hossain Chowdhury, EC Chairman, Md. Jahidur Rahman, Audit Committee Chairman, SM Bakhtiar Alam, Hossain Mahmud, Liaquat Hossain Moghul and KBM Moin Uddin Chisty, Directors of the company were also present.


International »

China-N Korea joint efforts to bring peace, stability in Korean peninsula, hopes Xi


Reuters, Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that with the joint efforts of the two countries, the Korean peninsula will definitely be peaceful and stable, official news agency Xinhua said.Xi made the comments during a meeting at Beijing's Diaoyutai state guest ...

Football »

Putin missed Russia-Egypt match but 'happy' at win


AFP, Moscow :The Kremlin on Wednesday said Vladimir Putin did not watch Russia's surprise win over Egypt in the World Cup because he was on a plane but added that he reacted "very positively, like the whole of our country".  "Unfortunately, he did not watch the match itself. It so ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed speaking at a prèss conference at the party central office in the city's Nayapalton on Wednesday in protest against his confinement by police in Noakhali.


Editorial »

Death of another prosecution witness : Too difficult to accept as an accident


NO sooner had the Eid vacation come to an end but another murder shocked us all. The decapitated body of Sumon Zahid, a witness in a war crimes case and also the son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin was found dead in the capital's Khilgaon the day before yesterday. There ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news