Waterlogging has become a never-ending problem for the residents of Horijon Polli in Chilmari upazila of Kurigram district, thanks to the lack of adequate measures of the local administration. Some 150 people of 30 families are going through untold suffering due to the waterlogging problem as the whole area has been submerged following the torrential rainfall and onrush of water from the upstream over the last week. Read more: Dhaka city corporations grapple with persistent waterlogging problem on multiple fronts During a recent visit to the Horijon Polli, at Sabujpara under Thanahat union, this correspondent found water all around and the residents of the area were seen fetching safe drinking water and food after wading through waist-deep water. Moni Lal, a local, said the whole area gets inundated even after little rain and residents of the area have been living in such a situation for the past one week. If the water increases further then they have to move to a safer place. Read more:Monsoon coming, no solution to Dhaka’s waterlogging in sight Besides, they did not receive any assistance from the authorities though eight days have passed, claimed the local people. Contacted, Rafiul Alam, Chilmari Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said a list is being prepared and the higher authorities concerned have been informed. Read more: Waterlogging turns severe in Chattogram after heavy rains for 3rd consecutive day
Residents of areas along the Teesta river in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat district are living in fear of losing their homes and crops as erosion has taken a serious turn. Several thousand families living on the riverbanks were facing waterlogging issues due to the torrential rainfall last week. Several hundred hectares of cropland were damaged during this period. But when the floodwater started to recede, panic gripped them as erosion took a serious turn in seven to eight points along the left side of the river. Over the past few days, 25-30 houses, croplands and several establishments were washed away due to the erosion, forcing many families to live under the open sky. Rising river waters trigger flooding, erosion concerns in Kurigram Many have shifted their valuables including furniture on the roadside and near the flood protection dam. Meanwhile, residents of Gobordhan and Garibullatari villages under Mahishkhocha union of the upazila saw severe erosion at the dead night on Tuesday near the embankment. A number of establishments including a mosque have gone into the river. The families of Rabiul, Bhuttu and Yeakub Ali are living under the open sky as their homesteads were washed away due to the erosion. Locals said if the authorities do not take any steps immediately, the embankment would also go into the river. Villagers spend sleepless nights as Madhumati river banks erosion intensifies in Faridpur They also demanded constructing a permanent dam along the riverbank. Sunil Kumar, executive engineer of Lalmonirhat Water Development Board, said erosion occurred in seven-eight points along the riverbanks while erosion at spur dam-2 took a serious turn. They have informed the matter to the high official concerned, he said. After visiting the affected areas, GR Sarwar, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Aditmari upazila, said a list of affected people is being prepared and assistance will be provided as per the list. Teesta erosion worsens in Kurigram; 50 homes swept away
Low-lying areas of Chattogram city again inundated again; child goes missing after falling into drain
A one-year-old boy went missing after falling into a drain at Rangipara in Uttar Agrabad of Double Mooring area in Chattogram port city on Sunday. The victim was identified as Yeasin Arafat, son of Saddam Hossain of Agrabad area. Jalal Ahmed, duty officer of Chattogram Fire Service and Control room, said, Yeasin fell into the drain at 5 pm adjacent to KM Tower and went missing. On information, a team of Agrabad Fire service unit rushed to the spot and are conducting a rescue operation till the filing of this report at 7:30 pm. Besides, the low-lying areas of Chattogram port city have been inundated due to the torrential rains that swept through the city from Saturday night, causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers. Waterlogging turns severe in Chattogram after heavy rains for 3rd consecutive day The rain water also submerged the business establishments, schools, colleges, offices and houses in Halisohor, Agrabad CDA, Santibag Residential area, Chotopole, Bahaddarhat, Badurtala, Shulakbohor, Mohammadpur, Kapashgola, Chwkbazar, Bakiloa, Firingibazar, Katalganj, KB Aman Ali, Chandgaon’s Shamser Para, Faridar Para, Pathainnagoda, Munshipukur Par and Muradpur areas. All the roads and alleys were submerged by the rain water, forcing the authorities concerned to delay the HSC examination for one hour. Heavy rain triggers severe waterlogging in Ctg for 4 days Ujjal Kanti Pal, assistant meteorologist of Patenga Weather Observatory Centre, said the Met office has recorded 130.8 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours till Sunday noon. Monsoon coming, no solution to Dhaka’s waterlogging in sight Earlier on August 7, a college student identified as Nipa, 19, died after falling into a drain at Badamtala in the port city.
Major areas of Chattogam port city have been inundated after torrential rains for the 3rd consecutive day on Sunday, disrupting public life like the previous years. The rains started on Friday and continued till filing of this report on Sunday afternoon. Patenga Weather Observatory Centre recorded 218 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 9 am on Sunday.Bus services have been suspended on most of the routes, forcing the residents to commute on rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, vans and three-wheelers. In some areas people were seen wading through knee to waist-deep water in the morning. The waterlogged areas include Chwakbazar, Dewan Bazar, Khalifa Patti, Muradpur, No 2 Gate, Bohaddarhat, Badurtala, Shulokbohor, Mohammadpur, Kapashgola, Katalganj, Bakolia, Firingibazar, Chandgaon, Agrabad CDA Residential area, Tin Pooler Matha, Riajuddin Bazar, Chaktai-Khatunganj, Kalarpole, Boro Pole, Halisohor and some other areas of the city. Besides, the rain water also gushed into several hundred business establishments in Riajuddin Bazar and Khatunganj area, causing huge losses to the traders. “The rain may continue for three more days till August 9 due to a depression over the Bay”, said Ujjal Kanti Das, assistant meteorologist of Patenga Weather Observatory Centre.Heavy rain triggers severe waterlogging in Ctg for 4 days
After weeks of sizzling heat and humid condition, much-awaited monsoon rains brought relief to people in the capital on Wednesday. The capital witnessed moderate showers from 11am which continued to drench the city for several hours. Met office recorded 12 mm of rainfall in the capital from 12 noon. Some office goers suffered while going to their work places in the morning.
The residents of Sylhet city woke up to waterlogged streets on Sunday morning after one hour monsoon showers. On Saturday, a heavy bout of rainfall brought much-awaited relief in the district after a week of a heatwave that scorched parts of the country. The rains started around 11 pm and it continued for one hour.
LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam has said Dhaka dwellers can expect to face less waterlogging during the rainy season this year due to the re-excavation of the city’s canals. He said Dhaka North, South and Chattogram City Corporations’ biggest problem is waterlogging. “We have taken initiative to hand over all the canals in Dhaka to the City Corporation to alleviate the waterlogging. We think we are now enjoying some of the benefits of handing over the canal,” he added. Tejgaon, Shantinagar and many other areas of the city used to go under water during monsoon. The minister was speaking at the 3rd Inter-Ministerial Meeting on prevention of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases in Dhaka and Chattogram at the Secretariat on Sunday. Asked how many canals have been recovered so far, the minister said, "We have handed over a total of 26 canals to the city corporations." He said Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has evicted illegal occupants over six and a half acres of land while Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) recovered 25 acres. “These works are in progress.” Regarding the devastating flood in Sylhet, Tajul said, “We are always prepared for combating disasters.” Read: Flood: Waters start receding in hard hit north-east districts A committee has been formed from the LGRD ministry, convened by Joint Secretary Jasim Uddin, to deal with the floods. The committee will be in charge till next June 30. The duration will be extended if needed, he said. Areas like Sylhet, Sunamganj, Jamalpur, Netrokona generally get inundated due to excessive rains as well as onrush of water from the upstream, Tajul added. No organisation has given a forecast of how devastating the floods will be, except a warning, he said. If the onrush of water from the upstream keeps flowing at this dangerous level due to the continuous rains, it may flood here in Dhaka too, he added. “But we have to be prepared for any unfavorable situation and we are ready for all situations,” Tajul said. Meanwhile, in response to a question on dengue menace, he said, "Both city mayors have made all our preparations to tackle dengue. They have adequate stocks of pesticides, medicines, and equipment they need.”
Incessant rainfall for the last three days caused waterlogging in low-lying areas of Chattogram port city. Some people were seen wading through knee to waist-deep water to reach their destinations in the morning due to lack of transport. Office-goers and others had to pay extra fares to reach their workplaces. Also read: Heavy downpour floods Chattogram city; 4 killed in landslides Many areas including Bakolia, Agrabad, Muradpur, No 2 Gate, Bohoddar Hat were submerged by rainwater, triggering traffic jam in different parts of the city.
With monsoon coming Dhaka dwellers brace for the same old problem: waterlogging. No effective measure has been taken yet for a comprehensive solution to the long-standing hazard of the mega city. Experts said a coordinated master plan involving all relevant agencies should have been taken to drain out rainwater from the city roads. Also read: Recovered city canals will end waterlogging and add beauty: LGRD Minister The two city corporations claimed that waterlogging will be less this year as drain, box culvert construction and canal dredging activities are going on for smooth drainage of stagnant rainwater. Talking to UNB some city dwellers voiced their worry over the waterlogging problem in the upcoming monsoon.
For over four years about 300 families have remained waterlogged in their own village due to dumping of sand extracted from Padma River. The affected people at Aijuddin Matabbar Dagi village in Dicrirchar union on the outskirts of Faridpur town blame their miseries on some sand traders who dump their extracted sand blocking trapping rain and river water in their croplands. On a recent visit to the area the UNB correspondent found that the problem was caused first by the water that comes along with the newly-mined sand. Over the years it got worse because of rain and flood waters, according to villagers. READ: Chronic waterlogging adds to Bhabdaha's pain in winter Many have erected small bamboo bridges to come out from their homes due to the stagnant water. Local people alleged that there is no drainage system here as lands were occupied by the influential people and the local administration did not take any steps despite repeated complaints made to the local UP member and chairman.