If one looks at the cluster of photos on yesterday's issue of The Daily Star, one is sure to be appalled at the horrific state of the city roads. What the city dwellers are bearing up with is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in the DCCs and its allied roads departments.
Needless to say, these do not behove of the capital city; in fact, it's an outright shame for those in charge of the roads. There you saw a vehicle turned turtle, a sergeant's motorcycle stranded, a man carrying his friend on his back, all dangerously wading through mucky and clogged waters.
The dire strait of the roads can be ascribed to two principal factors: one, cumulative lack of maintenance, or at best, shoddy repair done on the frequently cut up road sections to expand utilities, mostly out of season. Two, undertaking new constructions like flyovers having little or no regard for the collateral problems such massive construction works give rise to. Earth is piled up, big machines dug up the roads extensively, and massive slabs are dropped off the cranes blocking large parts of the roads.
Even in a fair weather the poor condition of roads cause traffic congestion and accidents. Imagine what we now have to face through torrential rains, a hellish city life!