Waterlogging in Dhaka has become a common problem during monsoon as most of the canals have been grabbed by the encroachers or clogged with solid wastes.
Moreover, inadequate storm-water drainage system managed by seven different authorities with little coordination among themselves is the reason why Dhaka streets suffer deluge every time there is moderate rain. In some areas of the Dhaka turned out to be small islets even after a light rain with thousands stranded through knee-deep dirty waters stuck up in roads and streets.
Kazipara of Mirpur is such a place in the capital where waterlogging is a common phenomenon as this area goes under water after slight rainfall. The suffering of the people knows no bound under this circumstance. The movement of vehicles like rickshaws, private cars and buses becomes restricted. Our reporter from Mirpur said that people in that area are using boat as transport.
City dwellers, especially the people who are residing there have witnessed that boats are plying.
Residents of Mirpur are already in peril due to the digging of Rokeya Sharani as part of the metro rail work, and other streets for WASA repairers. The rains only contributed to their miseries on Saturday.
The streets in Mirpur sections 10, 12, Kazipara, Taltola, and Agargaon were under water until afternoon.
Expressing frustration after seeing this scene, Abdus Salam, private bank employee said, “we have been facing sufferings for last couple of years but there was no one to look after our miseries.
Locals complained that the waterlogging on the street from section 10 to Kazipara now became a regular scenario.