Chittagong tax office buys boat for officials to commute during rainy day

The authorities of Chittagong Tax Zone-4 have bought a boat for its officials to commute through waist-deep water on streets during rains and tide.

Mintu Chowdhury Chittagong
Published : 23 July 2017, 10:41 PM
Updated : 23 July 2017, 10:41 PM

The people, coming to the office at road no. 1 in CDA area near the main road of Agrabad to pay taxes, are also taking rides on the boat.  

The streets in the area often go under water when there is a little downpour or during tide.

Taxmen working in the area said they had to pay fares for rickshaw ride to the office from Badamtoli regularly - so the inventive step of buying a boat to travel on the road.

"Water clogs on the street almost every day. It hampers commuting of the officials and employees as well as office work. That's why we've bought the boat," Tax Commissioner for the area Ahmed Ullah told on Sunday.

The tax office spent around Tk 26,000 to buy the boat two weeks ago. A guard of the office operates it.