People are suffering for a rutted road

The surface of the Kaliganj-Dakbangla road in the Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah is damaged just over a year after its completion. Picture: star

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The surface of the Kaliganj-Dakbangla road in the Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah is damaged just over a year after its completion. Picture: star

Much of the newly renovated Kaliganj-Dakbangla road in the Kaliganj Upazila has been in a deplorable state for months, causing immense suffering to commuters.

The road has become almost unusable for vehicles and pedestrians as large potholes have developed at many points in the road due to the movement of heavy vehicles, residents said.

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Previously, the reconstruction works of the 23 kilometer long road, at a cost of about Tk 21 crore, had been carried out about two years ago, but it only started to be damaged more than a year later. its reconstruction.

Mozahar Enterprise (Pvt) Ltd, a construction farm in Khulna, secured the work order for Tk 20.54 crore, while contractor Mizanur Rahman from Jhenaidah completed the reconstruction works on behalf of the company .

Work began in early 2019 and was completed in May 2020.

Also, vehicles coming from Jessore via Jhenidah to Chuadanga and Meherpur also use the road.

The important road, which stretches from Kaliganj Bazar via Gopalpur Bazar to Jhenaidah, has developed many small and large potholes at different points along the entire road.

If it rains a little, the road becomes too muddy and dangerously slippery.

During a recent visit to the region, this correspondent saw numerous potholes developing in at least 20 places between Nimtala and Alaipur.

Residents alleged that despite repeated appeals, authorities had yet to take any action to repair the road.

Easy bike driver Alam Hossain said it was quite difficult for them to drive vehicles on this dreadful road as there were many small and big potholes at different places on the road.

While talking to this contractor correspondent, Mizanur said potholes have developed in some places in the road, adding that they will carry out the repair works soon. Mukul Jyoti Basu, Sub Division Engineer of Jhenaidah Roads and Highways Department (RHD), said they have already ordered the concerned contractor to carry out the repair works as soon as possible.

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