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Friday, July 24, 2015, Shraban 9, 1422 BS, Shawal 7, 1436 Hijr


No move yet to repair battered city roads
Mahabub Alam
Published :Friday, 24 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 15
Dhaka city residents have to endure untold sufferings due to the worn-out state of many roads.
Incidents of tumbling from vehicles, spoiling clothes by muddy water, puncturing of tyres and other odd incidents are occurring daily due to the battered condition of the city's roads. 
Besides, the dilapidated condition of roads often causes severe traffic jams.
Dilapidated roads extend from Malibagh Rail Gate to Chowdhurypara, Malibagh Mor to Rajarbagh, and from Malibagh Mor to Maghbazar to Hatirjheel.
Coupled with the pitiable road condition, incessant rainfall has added to the sufferings of the commuters.
The locals said that minor or major accidents often take place there as battered roads go under water following rainfall.
 A businessman escaped with minor injuries after the rickshaw he was riding on tumbled on one of its sides at Postogola in the city two days ago.
He said that the accident occurred due to the battered condition of the road. One Uzzal Ahmed said, "Such incidents are now a common phenomenon here." 
Two motor cyclists sustained injuries after falling into a pot hole on the submerged road at Mowchak in Malibagh on Tuesday.
Locals said earlier many rickshaw pullers along with their passengers tumbled there.
Expressing dissatisfaction one Bashir Hossain Khan said that city mayors and the councillors gave assurance before City Corporation Polls to repair the worn-out roads.
But after being elected, it seems, they are indifferent to their pledges, he said.
Tattered road condition has also been found at Rampura, Wari, Khilgaon, Mugda, Bashabo, Kamalapur, Syedabad, Jatrabari, Demra, Dholpur, Matuail, Shympur, Gulistan, Mohakhali, Kamrangirchar and old parts of the city.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at a co-ordination meeting of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) directed officials to repair battered roads before the Eid-ul-Fitr.
But his directive seems to have been largely ignored.










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