Rainy season in Dhaka: A nightmare to come | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 28, 2019

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Rainy season in Dhaka: A nightmare to come

While we are gradually moving towards being recognised as a developing country, the condition of Dhaka city during the rainy season does not make a cogent case to prove it.

Dhaka is one of the most populated capital cities of the world, and it has troubles ensuring fundamental facilities for city dwellers. The situation is a nightmare during the rainy season.

Several steps have been taken over the years by the authorities such as improving the drainage system and cleaning the sewage lines on a regular basis in order to ensure the flow of water without any interruption.

However, there has been no significant improvement in the situation. Almost all roads of the city get flooded even with a little shower. The traditional practice of digging of roads and sewage line cleaning programmes at these times make the situation worse for dwellers.

We, the citizens of Dhaka, are almost deprived of all the facilities of a developing country. We are highly concerned about surviving the upcoming rainy season.

Who will take the responsibility? We beg the utmost attention of the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to mitigate the crux of the problem.

Jubaeid Akram

By e-mail

 

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