People suffer for deplorable road in Thakurgaon
THAKURGAON, June 16: People are suffering for deplorable condition of Potua-Jamalpur Road in Sadar Upazila of the district.
About 2.5-kilometre part of the road becomes muddy after any scanty rainfall.
Of the 2.5 km road, about 2 km is in Rohimanpur Union and the rest is in Jamalpur Union. As Paikpara Village is located between the two unions, it is being neglected.
Locals alleged that the public representatives come to the village before election, but after the election, they remain missing.
Students of Thakurgaon Government College- Masud, Zakir and Saddam said, "We have noticed for long that the road is only measured, not metalled. We have informed the local lawmaker of the issue."
About 500 students of Jamalpur High School have to use this road to go to their educational institution.
Students of Jamalpur High School and residents of Paikpara Village- Jibon, Shammi and Khelafat said after any rainfall, the road becomes muddy when they cannot go to school for consecutive three to four days.
Head teacher of the school Faruk Hossen said the road is the only mode of communication for locals to go to Shibganj Bazaar. There was much development during the current government's term, but the road is not being developed.
Rohimanpur Union Parishad (UP) Chairman Abdul Hannan Hannu said despite dumping of brickbats on the road every year, it becomes deplorable. If the road is not metalled, locals' sufferings will not end.
Jamalpur UP Chairman Nazrul Islam Chowdhury said a 40-day project was started to repair the road, but necessary manpower in this connection was not found.
Ainul Haque of Paikpara Village said, "The country saw much development during the present government, but this road is not being developed. We want to see a permanent road here."
Seeking anonymity, an engineer of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) said that the Potua-Jamalpur Road is an important road in the district, but negligence in its development is unexpected.
Sadar Upazila Engineer Nuruzzaman Sarder said a project was sent to the higher authority mentioning the development of the road. After getting allocation, the work will start.
Presidium Member of Bangladesh Awami League and lawmaker of Thakurgaon-1 Constituency Ramesh Chandra Sen said projects for development of many roads have been sent. The Potua-Jamalpur Road is also in the projects.
He hoped that the work of the road will start soon.