Rains paralyze normal life

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Different city roads went under water due to incessant rains and astronomical tide. The photo was taken from city’s Agrabad area . Photo-People’s View

PV Desk : Normal life of the city dwellers was disrupted due to incessant rains and squally winds derived out of low pressure created in Bay of Bengal yesterday. The people particularly the office goers and students faced enormous sufferings owing to such adverse weather .
Meanwhile, Uninterrupted rains for two days due to a low pressure system in the Bay of Bengal have brought much of Dhaka city to a standstill. People and vehicles are few and far between on the streets, Agencies report.
Parts of the capital, including Malibag, Rajarbag, Mouchak, Shantibag, Gulbag and Mominbag are waterlogged. Waters have risen past the footpath on roads from Kakrail’s Nightingale Restaurant to the Paltan Model Police Station.
Many of the smaller roads and alleys in Malibag’s Chowdhurypara are waterlogged, Halim said.The footpath from Malibag to Mouchak is usually crowded with hawkers in the morning, but was clear yesterday.
“It is a very bad day,” said tea vendor Hakim Uddin. “I sold nothing yesterday and it seems like I won’t get much today either.”Stores in the Malibag and Mouchak area are also closed because of the rain. Many of the roads in Gulbag, Shantibag and Mominbag are also underwater.
Few of the regular clothing hawkers have set up their stalls in the Baitul Mukarram area. “Sales are almost gone because of the rain,” said footpath clothing vendor Fazlul Haque. “I only sold five T-shirts yesterday. I have no idea how we will make it through the day.”