Write a Letter to Your Friend Describing the Present Situation of Dhaka City
25 May, 2015
I received your letter yesterday. You wanted to know many things about our friends in Dhaka. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Once it was the capital of undivided Bengal in period emperor Jahangir. It stands on the Buriganga. I know, you visited Dhaka about ten years ago. If you come here now, you will see a lot of changes here.
Many roads and ways have been constructed here. Many large and tall buildings have been built but many tanks and ponds that you saw in the heart of city have disappeared. Many installations have been made on the lakes and ponds. As a result, the beauty of the capital is no more seen here. Thousands of buses, minibuses, trucks and other kinds of vehicles run in the streets and pollute the air.
The horns of these vehicles also cause sound pollution. There are many large factories and industries which pollute water and air throwing poisonous chemicals and waste products. Human wastes and bad drainage system contaminate water regularly. Fishes are not found now in the Buriganga. People in Dhaka city are attacked with fatal diseases.
All these are the consequences of rapid growth of population. No more today.