To expand a nearby road, the authorities of Karnaphuli tunnel have filled up a large part of “Golden Beach” canal in Chattogram city’s Patenga area. The canal now acts as a narrow drain, which has led to waterlogging.
Chattogram residents will have to wait further for the port city’s first elevated expressway as Chattogram Development Authority (CDA), the project’s implementing agency, sought a two-year extension due to a lack of coordination with other government agencies.
Despite objections from homeowners, Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) will start collecting holding tax based on property rent, instead of area. This new method will reportedly raise the tax by many times.
Six officials of Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority have made trips to the US and Turkey since May 12, when the government issued a restriction on foreign trips of government officials as part of an austerity measure.
Authorities of Bangladesh Railway’s (BR) east zone have closed down 46 of the 228 railway stations due to severe workforce shortage. This has resulted in delays of over 30 minutes on different routes of the zone.