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Port City inundated in 30 minutes downpour

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Chattogram Bureau :
The lowlying areas  including the newly constructed  Akhtaruzzaman Fly over submerged knee  waist  de ep water following the half an hour's  heavy downpour on Saturday afternoon . According to Patenga met office about 20 mm rainfall recorded from  1.30 pm to   2 pm in the city.                                                 
The fate of fly over   not spared from inundation  lacks of  removing the rain water quickly. Mentionable that  all gaps in the span of the flyover was obstructed  with  installation of electric pole which need immediate replacement, conscious quarters opined.  A  civil engineer sources said due to   unwise   planning  of installing electric poles in the flyover  the situation arised in flyover also.  The worstly affected  areas are Muradpur, Solasahar No.2 gate, Chowkbazar, Bahaddarhyat, Khatungonj, Agrabad CDA area where  public  transports remained stranded for few hours. CNG driven transports could not ply during the period of inundation, local eye witnesses sources said.
 Executive Engineer of CDA and Project Director of Flyover Mahfuzur Rahman told media persons that  large dia sewerage pipes will be replaced  instead of existing narrow pipes   in flyover for quick removing of rain water. 

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