Rezaul Haque, Sylhet
Thousands of people of Kurarbazar, Bubaribazar and Tikorpara unions have been suffering for years due to the dilapidated condition of Ramdabazar-Fulmolik road under the Tikorpara union of Beanibazar upazila in the district.
Many bridges of the Ramdabazar-Fulmolik road have become
unusable for vehicles as the approach road to the bridges
gets washed away by flood water every year.
Locals said the road was built with mud before the liberation war. Since then, people of the locality have been demanding time and again for a concrete road but in vain, as the authorities concerned always kept ignoring the demand.
Abdur Rohim, a resident of Fulmolik village told the Bangladesh Post that prior to every national poll, candidates gave assurance of a concrete road. But after the election they forget it.
During a spot visit this correspondent found that numerous
potholes have been created at different parts of the road, creating immeasurable sufferings for pedestrians and local people who use the road every day.
There are a number of bridges and culverts on the road.
The approach road of the bridges gets washed away during the rainy season every year, creating water logging on the road for several months, alleged locals.
They said, “We cross the canal with a bamboo bridge or using small boats, but no vehicle can cross it. At times, we are forced to reach the Ramdabazar or Tikorpara union office using alternative routes that an extra around 4 kilometers.”
“The Ramdabazar-Fulmolik road is the easy way for villagers to go to district headquarters as it saves time and money, but they cannot use it during rainy season,” said Makor Uddin , a resident of Govindasree village. People especially women and children face immense trouble to cross the canal over the bamboo bridge, putting their lives at risk.
When contacted, Romendro Home Chowdhury, Beanibazar upazila LGED engineer, claimed that the road was not eligible for pitch due to its narrow condition.
“This road was built by the relief and disaster management ministry. So, at first they must widen the road, then LGED can turn it into a concrete one,” he said.
Rezaul Haque, Sylhet