Heavy rains disrupt life in Dhaka

Torrential rains triggered by Cyclone ‘Sitrang’ threw normal life out of gear and caused huge suffering to city dwellers on Monday.

Bangladesh Metrological Department recorded 28mm of rain in nine hours till 12:00 noon.

People, especially office and school goers, struggled to reach their destinations amid the rain due to lack of public transport in the morning.

However, there was no report of traffic congestion and water logging till filing of this report at 1:30pm.

Auto-rickshaw drivers and rickshaw-pullers are charging extra fares from passengers.

The number of private vehicles on the roads was also low.

Md Ashraf, operations manager of Alif Paribahan, said that the number of passengers is relatively low.

Joint Commissioner Traffic (north) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Abu Raihan Mohammad Saleh said that traffic situation was almost normal in the city.

The day labourers and other low-income people were seen passing idle time due to lack of work. Many preferred to stay indoors due to torrential rain that started on Sunday night.

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