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Rain lashes city, mounts woes of home-bound people

FE Report | June 13, 2018 00:00:00


A bus helper trying to reach out to a child and her mother to help them get into the vehicle on the Mirpur Road in front of Dhaka College amid a spell of downpour on Tuesday afternoon — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

Heavy rain brought relief to city dwellers, but it disrupted the movement of home-bound people seriously on Tuesday.

The rain coupled with a heavy rush of home-goers and shoppers created severe traffic congestions in the city and caused immense sufferings to the commuters.

The Met office recorded 53mm rainfall in three and a half hours in the city on Tuesday. It also forecast heavy rain in next 24 hours.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated either on June 16 or June 17, subject to sighting of the moon.

The rush of home-bound people was seen at Gabtoli, Mohakhali, Sayedabad bus terminals, Kamalapur Railway Station (KRS) and Sadarghat.

Md Nurul Alam, an employee of a hardware company, said it took four and a half hours for him to reach the Mazar Road from Uttara Sector-5.

Vehicles remained stranded at Mirpur Section 10 for two and a half hours, he said.

"I was one and a half hours late. The bus was scheduled to leave the city at 3:30 pm."

"But I did not miss the bus as it left Dhaka two hours later, he added."

It was very difficult for the buses to depart from the city bus terminals in time as some roads were submerged.

Md Maruf Hossain, manager at Rozina Paribahan, said it took two hours to pass the Gabtoli-Aminbazar Bridge from Mazar Raod on the day. "Usually it takes only 10 minutes," he added.

Bangladesh Bus Truck Owners Association president Talukder Sohel said they urged the government to clear the exit and entry points from heavy vehicles.

They also requested the authorities to complete maintenance work on few points of dilapidated roads.

However, rain inundated many parts of the capital, causing immense sufferings to the dwellers.

Rainwater submerged parts of Mirpur, Mohammadpur, Malibagh, Gopibagh, Motijheel, Rampura, Merul Badda, Bijoy Sarani, Farmgate, Karwan Bazar and many areas in old Dhaka.

Commuters, especially home-bound people, office-goers and shoppers faced difficulties.

Rain slowed down traffic on many roads in the morning, leading to nagging tailbacks.

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PROVATIINS 20.4 22.4 20.0 22.4 9.8039%
BPML 110.3 121.3 110.3 120.1 8.8849%
QUEENSOUTH 46.6 51.0 46.6 50.4 8.1545%
PARAMOUNT 13.9 15.2 14.0 14.9 7.1942%
ACFL 58.4 64.0 59.1 62.6 7.1918%
PEOPLESINS 17.1 18.5 17.1 18.3 7.0175%
BENGALWTL 34.5 37.4 34.6 36.7 6.3768%
IFILISLMF1 7.5 8.0 7.6 7.9 5.3333%
FASFIN 11.4 12.2 11.3 12.0 5.2632%
FAREASTLIF 63.8 67.0 63.5 66.9 4.8589%
COMPANY YCP HIGH LOW CLOSE %CHG
BPML 121.3 121.3 110.3 110.4 9.8732%
PROVATIINS 22.4 22.4 20.0 20.4 9.8039%
DSHGARME 234.7 234.9 220.1 220.1 6.6333%
QUEENSOUTH 50.1 51.0 46.6 47.0 6.5957%
PARAMOUNT 15.0 15.2 14.0 14.1 6.383%
ACFL 62.6 64.0 59.1 59.1 5.9222%
HRTEX 52.5 52.5 48.4 49.8 5.4217%
RUPALIINS 19.8 20.4 18.6 18.8 5.3191%
TAKAFULINS 24.2 24.2 23.0 23.0 5.2174%
UNITEDINS 24.4 25.1 23.1 23.2 5.1724%
COMPANY YCP HIGH LOW CLOSE %CHG
PADMALIFE 27.4 25.1 22.0 22.9 -16.4234%
SAMATALETH 40.0 38.5 36.0 36.0 -10%
DULAMIACOT 20.2 19.9 18.2 18.3 -9.4059%
SHYAMPSUG 27.5 28.4 25.0 25.1 -8.7273%
KDSALTD 99.5 99.4 89.6 91.5 -8.0402%
SEMLIBBLSF 9.2 8.6 8.5 8.5 -7.6087%
ZEALBANGLA 33.5 34.0 30.2 31.1 -7.1642%
PROGRESLIF 67.4 63.0 62.4 62.7 -6.9733%
MEGHNAPET 14.6 15.2 13.2 13.6 -6.8493%
NATLIFEINS 170.2 171.6 159.0 160.5 -5.6992%
COMPANY YCP HIGH LOW CLOSE %CHG
ISNLTD 17.4 19.0 16.6 19.0 -8.4211%
ZEALBANGLA 30.9 34.0 30.2 33.5 -7.7612%
LIBRAINFU 733.3 808.0 730.0 795.0 -7.761%
KDSALTD 91.8 99.4 89.6 99.4 -7.6459%
SHEPHERD 33.4 36.7 33.1 35.9 -6.9638%
PADMALIFE 23.0 25.1 22.0 24.7 -6.8826%
SAMATALETH 36.0 38.5 36.0 38.5 -6.4935%
DHAKAINS 19.5 20.8 19.5 20.8 -6.25%
NATLIFEINS 161.0 171.6 159.0 171.6 -6.1772%
SAIHAMTEX 30.9 33.0 30.9 32.7 -5.5046%