Titas River

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The Titas River, seen from Brahmanbaria.

Titas River (Bengali: তিতাস Titash) is a transboundary river that merges into the Meghna river. Titas starts its journey from the Tripura State. The river is 98 km long and joins Meghna river near Ashuganj, Brahmanbaria.[1] Bangladesh's first Y-shaped bridge is over this river connecting Comilla and Brahmanbaria.[2]

Geography[edit]

Titas Gas, the biggest natural gas reserve of Bangladesh located in Brahmanbaria, which supplies gas to capital Dhaka, is named after this river. One of the offshoots of the Meghna river is also named as the Titas which branches out from the Meghna at Chatlapur and again meets the Meghna at Nabinagar Upazila[1] The river has become narrow and shallow in many places due to siltation.[3]

Depiction in pop culture[edit]

Titash Ekti Nadir Naam (A river called Titas) is a powerful story in Bengali by Advaita Malla Barman turned into a touching film by Ritwik Ghatak. It is depiction of the tragic lives of a fishing community dependent on this river.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baby, Sultana Nasrin (2012). "Titas River". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh's first Y-bridge ready for inauguration". The Daily Star. 2017-09-18. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  3. ^ "Massive siltation wreaks havoc on Titas River". The Daily Star. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  4. ^ "Songs from the River called Titas". The Daily Star. 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2017-12-10.