PV Desk : Most areas of the port city and its adjacent upazilas which were inundated in last four days’ incessant rain, are gradually getting free from waterlogging today.
People of the city living in low-lying areas expressed hope that they would get rid of water-logged situation as rainfalls have already stopped.
Water has started reducing from Goshaildanga, Bakalia, Badurtala,
Chandgaon, Chaktai, Agrabad and Khatunganj areas since this morning.
“Residents of different low-lying areas, including Agrabad, Hazi Para, Bepari Para, Goshaildanga, Halishahar and Chaktai, are left marooned, though the overall situation has started improving gradually,” said Mahmudul Kabir, a private employee.
Heavy downpour in the past four days disrupted business activities in the port city causing a loss of over Taka 50 crore, said sources at Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Rain-triggered waterlogging caused havoc at the port city’s main business hubs Khatunganj and Chaktai and damaged essential commodities kept at different warehouses there, they said.
‘Our trade was badly affected by heavy downpour and water logging in the past three days causing a loss of over Taka 50 crore. Transactions were mostly disrupted at Khatunganj and Chaktai apart from other parts of the city areas,” said Nurul Alam Master, Director of Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“Chittagong city has turned into a city of waterlogging … Rain water entered into many warehouses and shopping malls, including Khatunganj, Chaktai and Agrabad areas,” he said.
“Though rain water has receded, it will take time to restore normal
business activities here,” he added
People of low-income group, especially grocery shop owners, vegetable venders and day laboureres, are the worst sufferers of the inclement weather.
Officials of Patenga Met office said they withdrew all precautionary signals as there is no possibility of further rainfall in the next 48 hours in Chittagong and its adjacent districts.