Keeping pace with the time, Dhaka has witnessed so many developments in the last few decades. But the city’s residents still don’t see any respite from waterlogging, one of the core problems of the capital during the monsoon months.
Even moderate rainfall still causes knee-to-waist deep water in city thoroughfares.
Fixing the waterlogging problem has been a common promise of all electoral manifestos for years.
On Tuesday evening, Dhaka along with some other parts of the country recorded a moderate shower. But the short spell of rain caused a huge suffering to Dhaka people as some major roads were inundated in stagnant water.
Normal activities got greatly hampered as vehicles and commuters were struggling to move forward.
People’s sufferings were reflected in some photos captured by a UNB photographer from Kalshi area of Mirpur.
A rickshaw was passing through knee-deep water on the highway. Rickshaw pullers have to put more pressure on the paddle to keep the three-wheeler rolling.
A man was riding a bicycle weighed down by two gas cylinders.
Vehicles were passing the area creating ripples in the stagnant water. Light vehicles like private cars often go out of order if water enters the engines.