People suffer for deplorable road in Natore’s Baraigram
BARAIGRAM, NATORE, Oct 12: Due to lack of renovation for long, people are suffering for the deplorable condition of 18-km Rajapur-Jonail Road in Baraigram Upazila of the district.
The road has become completely unfit for communication as hundreds of potholes have been created in it.
Sources said this is the only road for the people of south and east areas of the upazila to travel to upazila and district headquarters. Hundreds of vehicles, including three-wheelers, motorcycles, vans and votvotis ply through the road every day. Besides, the road is also playing a vital role in expanding trade and education in the area.
Locals said the people of Jonail, Chandai and Gopalpur unions of the upazila are mostly dependent on the road to travel to upazila and district headquarters. Thousands of students of five colleges, three high schools, three primary schools and three madrasas travel through the road regularly.
As the road has not been renovated for the last seven years, bitumen has been removed from most parts of the road, creating numerous potholes. Very often, goods-laden trucks get stuck in the potholes, and traffic jam happens. Besides, the three-wheelers often get out of order on the road. As a result, people, including students, suffer while travelling every day.
Mohsin Ali of Dasgram Akbar Mor area said the road is full of huge potholes. The goods-laden vehicles get damaged or turn turtle on the road very often.
Truck driver Abdul Malek said they suffer much while driving through the road due to these potholes.
Gopalpur Union Parishad Chairman Abdus Salam Khan said Jonail and Rajapur are the two largest haats in the area. But, due to the deplorable road, trade and commerce are facing setback.
Upazila Engineer Abdur Rahim said a project proposal to repair the road has been sent to the concerned authorities. The work will start after getting the allocation.