Rainfall causes waterlogging in capital | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 26, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:07 AM, June 26, 2015

Rainfall causes waterlogging in capital

Many areas of Dhaka city were submerged by water after incessant rain yesterday causing misery to commuters.

The rain caused heavier traffic than usual as submerged roads slowed down vehicular movement.

Green Road and parts of Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Jatrabari, Shahjahanpur, Shantinagar, Khilgaon, Demra, and Badda were inundated.  

One Surendra Shekhar said it took him an hour to get to Green Road from Tejturi Bazar, a trip that usually took around 15 to 20 minutes.

"It took me an hour and a half to get to Farmgate from Mohammadpur," said Sabbir Ahmed, another commuter.  

The duty forecasting officer at Dhaka Met Office said they recorded 79mm rainfall in the city till 6:00pm yesterday. 

Twelve millimetre of rain fell from 6:00am till noon, but from noon to 6:00pm 67mm rain fell, he said.

According to Dhaka Wasa, the existing drainage system of the city has the capacity to get rid of 20mm rainfall at a time. The drainage system gets clogged if rainfall exceeds 40mm.  

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