Bangladesh: Incessant rain hampering people from returning home Bangladesh
wikipedia commons

Bangladesh: Incessant rain hampering people from returning home

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 28 Jun 2023, 10:03 am

Dhaka, 28 June 2023 : Tomorrow is the holy Eid-ul-Azha. People are rushing to return home from the capital Dhaka to celebrate Eid.

But many people are in trouble due to torrential rain since morning. Train passengers arriving at the capital's Kamalapur railway station are in trouble.

Many have to suffer with essential items, bags, small children on Wednesday morning at Dhaka Railway Station in Kamalapur.

On the last day of Eid Yatra, passenger pressure increased at Dhaka Railway Station in Kamalapur. Demand for standing tickets in inter-city trains was high since morning and commuter trains were also under pressure. Passengers arriving at the station reached the station ignoring the morning rain and hostile weather. Many passengers suffered due to rain.

39 pairs of trains are running from Dhaka railway station in the capital today. And Lalmoni Special and Panchagarh Special are leaving from Cantonment Station. Apart from this, 8 commuter trains are running today. About 1 lakh passengers can return home by train this Eid.

People living in industrial areas are also returning to the village at the last minute. However, they are suffering from the continuous rain since morning. Trying to ignore the rain to go to the destination.

Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Mymensingh highways have been experiencing traffic jams since Tuesday afternoon. The vehicles keep stopping all night long. Even though there is no traffic jam in the Gazipur part since Wednesday (June 28) morning, there is pressure of people facing home on the highway as before.

Today at 9 am, a crowd of people can be seen on the ground at the Chandra Trimor area of Dhaka-Tangail highway, the gateway to North Bengal.

However, thousands of passengers are in trouble due to rain since morning. Ignoring the rain, they set off for home. Some took umbrellas, some wrapped polythene on their heads, some left drenched in the rain. People returning home on motorcycles, pickup trucks and cattle return trucks are the most affected. Many have left by hanging the trifold on the truck.

Although there is no traffic jam in Chandra Trimode, the traffic and passengers are jammed. Thousands of passengers are waiting for the car in the rain.

Atiqul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Naojo Highway Police Station, said that the law and order forces are working tirelessly despite this rain. The traffic jam that was there yesterday is not there anymore. However, due to the rain since morning, people at home are suffering.