Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | ePaper

Sufferings mount due to water-logging in Port city

  • Print


Chattogam Bureau :

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been forecast for parts of Chattogram  divisions in the next 24 hours starting at 10am on Sunday. In a bulletin, the Met Office said rainfall is likely to occur due to active monsoon over Bangladesh. Torrential rain could trigger landslides in the hilly region of Chattogram, it said. Meanwhile, the Patenga weather office has forecast cloudy weather and Chattogram port has been asked to hoist local cautionary signal number 3.
The low lying areas of the port city submerged with  torrential rain water accompanied by  tidal water. Incessant rain continuing from  Friday lst and the heavy downpour experiencing from Sunday morning.
Beside the low lying areas, the main thoroughfares  of the city  also submerged  left the commuter in miserable sufferings. In most of the city raods, public buses and private carriers seen went off raods   . .CNG    run auto rickshaws totally off from roads fearing . Over 50 families have been evacuated from Jalalbad hill in the city on Sunday fearing landslides amid rains for the last four  days.
The local administration started asking people through loudspeakers to shift shelter centers or other safer places on Saturday morning, said Md Delwar Hossain, member secretary of hill management committee and additional deputy commissioner (revenue). Volunteers were seen alerting people using loudspeakers in Lalkhan Bazar and Motijharna areas to avoid possible casualties, reports police. .
Md Delwar also said nobody would be allowed to stay in risky hills. They will have to move to shelter centers or to their relatives' houses in safer area, he said.Ward councilors, hill owners, and government agencies concerned have been instructed to prevent people's stay in hills at night, Delwar added. Delwar further said, "If needed, magistrates will conduct drives. We want to prevent deaths by landslides at any cost."
According to the Deputy Commissioner's office, Pahartoli High School in Akbar Shah area, Firoz Shah-e-block School in Foy's Lake area, Chattogram Model High School in Polytechnic College area, Al-Hera Islamic Madrasa in Tankipara area, Roufbad Ideal High School in Miarpara area, Lalkhan Bazar Government Primary School in Lalkhan Bazar area and Sayabad School in Pora colony area were kept ready as shelter centers.
Assistant Commissioner (Land) Towhidul Islam is supervising the shelter centres. On the other hand, six assistant commissioners (land) of six circles and district relief and rehabilitation officials were deployed to conduct activities in the shelter centers. Adequate relief items like dry food and drinking water were stored in the shelter centers. 

More News For this Category

City Mayor handed over  keys of 'Mukti Bhaban'

City Mayor handed over keys of 'Mukti Bhaban'

Chattogram Bureau :City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin handed over the keys of 'Mukti Bhaban' build  by the City Corporation's own fund to the family of late freedom fighter Mohammad

Parbottya Adhikar Forum formed a human chain  protesting indecent remark of Basanti Chakma  MP recently.

Parbottya Adhikar Forum formed a human chain protesting indecent remark of Basanti Chakma MP recently.

.

Ctg Port warns to impose penal rent on containers

Chattogram Bureau :Chittagong Port Authority has threatened to impose penal rent on fully-loaded containers to force the importers to get delivery immediately and free the port yard, officials said

Floods paralyse civic life in Port City

Chattogram Bureau :The heavy downpour for last eight consecutive days collapsed the civic life causing immense sufferings to the people of Chattogram as the two-thirds of the city went

Four including three women injured in hill collapse

UNB, Chattogram :Three women and a child sustained injuries in hill collapse at Khulshi and Baizid areas in the port city here on Saturday. Two of the injured have

Low areas at Bandarban suffering a lot as most of the areas are flooded . This snap was taken  from  Marma Bazar on Sunday.

Low areas at Bandarban suffering a lot as most of the areas are flooded . This snap was taken from Marma Bazar on Sunday.

.

CU students protest rape

CU Correspondent :Hundreds of students and teachers staged a human chain in Chittagong University (CU) protesting against the recent killing and rape incidents across the country on Monday .Students

Man killed due to suffocation

A Correspondent :A man was reportedly killed due to suffocation  on Saturday, when a fire triggered heavy smoke at a motel room in port city's Foy's Lake area.The deceased

284 medical teams working to face flood

Chattogram  Bureau :Under the supervision of Civil Surgoen office, chattogram, 284 medical teams are working in the flood hit areas of the city as well as in the district

CU BCL gets new committee

CU Correspondent :Bangladesh Chhatra League central committee on Monday  announced a 2-member committee for its Chittagong University branch about nineteen months after dissolution of last committee. A press release, signed