Although the demand for railway tickets on the Chattogram-Sylhet route has been increasing every year, the authorities of Bangladesh Railway could not add a single passenger train to the route in the last two decades.
Mun Tanji was waiting for a human haulier at the port city’s Chawkbazar intersection yesterday morning. Whenever one arrived after every 10 minutes, the college student rushed to board it, but to no avail amid the huge crowd.
To expand a nearby road, the authorities of Karnaphuli tunnel have filled up a large part of “Golden Beach” canal in Chattogram city’s Patenga area. The canal now acts as a narrow drain, which has led to waterlogging.
Chattogram residents will have to wait further for the port city’s first elevated expressway as Chattogram Development Authority (CDA), the project’s implementing agency, sought a two-year extension due to a lack of coordination with other government agencies.