Heavy rain disrupts life in Dhaka city

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Intermittent showers overnight turned into heavy rain on Saturday morning, waterlogging streets in Dhaka and causing difficulty for commuters.

Around 149mm of rain was recorded in the capital, Dhaka, in 24 hours till 9:00am this morning, according to a Met office report published on their website.

Meanwhile, Gopalganj witnessed the highest rainfall– 271mm—during the period.

The rain water has caused traffic congestion on most of the roads in the Dhaka city.

City’s different roads, lanes and bi-lanes in Malibagh, Kakrail, Khilgaon, Rampura, Motijheel, Arambagh, Fakirapul, Farmgate, Dhanmoni 27, Agargaon, Mirpur, Kazipara, Begum Rokeya Sarani, Karwan Bazar, Shantinagar, Rayerbazar, Jatrabari, Badda and various parts in old Dhaka and some other lower-lying areas were inundated by the heavy fall.

Due to unending torrential rains, hundreds of commuters, especially office goers are gathering terrible experience in reaching their destinations this morning while, in some of the areas, vehicles were seen stranded for hours in unprecedented traffic congestion.

The rain that started on Thursday will continue to fall throughout the day today and will likely ease from tomorrow, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

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