RECENTLY, after just 70 mm of rain, the vast area from Mirpur to Azimpur, Rampura to Hatkhola to Karwan bazaar went under water. Hundreds of people were stranded at bus stands and road dividers.
Despite expenditure of millions of taka in different projects, the city is in a dismal state with respect to water supply, sanitation, and drainage system. The sewage system covers only 60% of the city’s population. About 50% of the urban waste is allowed to decompose and putrefy on the road side.
Quite a substantial part of it goes into open drains, choking them permanently, so even after a mild shower water cannot flow through the drains and inundates the road and the few open spaces left after haphazard construction of apartment blocks.
Curated from www.thedailystar.net