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20 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Damaged road needs immediate repair

Damaged road needs 
immediate repair

It is disturbing to note that there is hardly any accountability and transparency in the construction and repairing works of the roads and highways for reducing public sufferings. There is rarely a place in the country where conditions of roads and highways can be termed in excellent working condition. Due to low quality construction works and absence of renovation the roads and highways remain unfit for movement of vehicles almost round the year. Due to hazardous conditions of the roads vehicles cannot ply with the usual speed.

According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, vehicles are forced to move slowly in the Barobazer area of Kaliganj upazila on the Jhenidah-Jashore route. The road condition has turned particularly bad due to continuous rainfall recently. Roads are being damaged rapidly because poor-quality construction materials are being used. Potholes have developed on the road and drivers have to be extremely cautious on this stretch. For safety, drivers are taking a detour of an extra 10km via the Kaliganj-Khajuara road.

Conditions of some roads in the country have become so pitiable that vehicles ply these roads with high risks of accidents. Due to hazardous conditions of the roads vehicles cannot ply with the usual speed. The conditions of the same turn the worst during the rainy season. Unfit roads and highways have been identified as one of the reasons for road accidents, it was revealed in researches and surveys conducted by various organisations.

According to sources, the government gets a substantial amount of money every year as revenue from the roads and highways sector. If the money could be utilized properly the conditions of the roads and highways would have been far better. But what is being done in the name of reconstruction of renovation is sheer cheating. Use of bricks and bitumen instead of concrete is responsible for the deplorable conditions of the roads.  This kind of renovation does not last long and the same revert to the previous condition.

 A section of people connected with the job is benefited while the taxpayers have to bear the brunt of such malpractice. The relevant authorities should take immediate measures for repairing and renovating the roads and highways for smooth movement of vehicles.     

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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