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Low-lying areas submerged in port city

23 June 2022
Low-lying areas submerged  in port city

Chattogram Bureu :
Important roads and lanes have been submerged. Drainage and dirty water are now on the road. Boats have to be used for transportation as most of the roads have been submerged in the last three days of rains in the port city. Many houses and shops have been flooded due to inadequate drainage system. This is destroying furniture and daily necessities. The stove is not burning.
In the commercial area of Chaktai-Khatunganj some products got wet. Mohra, Hamidchar, Char Rangamatia, Chandgaon, Bakalia, Chawkbazar, Katalganj, Kapasgola, Badurtala, Bahaddarhat, Bus Terminal, Kaptai Road Head, Khwaja Road, Miyakhan Nagar, Probatak Mor are on the banks of Karnafuli River in the rain. Waterlogging has occurred in Mehedibagh, Gate No 2 of Sholashahar, Muradpur, Agrabad Commercial Area, Agrabad Access Road, Chhotapul-Barapul, Gosaildanga, Greater Halishahar,
different areas of Halishahar. Some
of the main roads in these areas have been submerged in knees, waists and chests. The Patenga   meteorological department said that the extension of the monsoon axis extends from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and central Bangladesh to Assam. An extension of this is located in the North Bay. Monsoon winds are active over Bangladesh and moderate in North Bay. As a result, it may rain for one or two days. Then the rain will start to decrease little by little. However, due to the effect of monsoon winds, rainfall will continue across the country. Work is underway on three projects in the city at a cost of Tk9,546 crore
to alleviate water-logging.
Of these, in August 2016, the Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) approved the project ‘Re-excavation, expansion, renovation and development of canals to reduce waterlogging in Chittagong city’ at a cost of TK5,617 crore. It is being implemented by the 34th Engineering Construction Brigade of the Army.   The company started construction of the project from last year. In addition, the Water Development Board got approval for another project in 2019 at a cost of Tk 1,620 crore to alleviate the water shortage in the city.
In this project, besides installing regulators at the mouths of 23 canals, a 19km long flood protection wall will be constructed on the banks of Karnafuli. Its work is also going on. Besides, Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) undertook various projects for cleaning canals and drains at different times.  

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