An hour’s rain brings Dhaka to its knees (video)
Just one hour of heavy rains led to the collapse of the capital's traffic system as most of the roads, lanes and bi-lanes were inundated with hundreds of vehicles stranded for hours yesterday, causing immense sufferings to tens of thousands of commuters.
Waterlogging compelled many to walk miles after getting off buses stuck in nearly unending tailbacks in all major roads, including the Kazi Nazrul Islam avenue, Mirpur road, Manik Mia avenue, Pragati Sarani.
“It was 12:00pm when I got on the bus and it was 2:45pm when I got down at the Suhrawardy hospital near Agargaon. I decided to walk,” said Shahin, who was seen walking with his shoes in hands.