Hasty repair of highway

Workers fill potholes and mend the worn-out surface of the Gharinda part of Dhaka-Tangail highway. The Tangail end of the highway has become almost unusable even though the Roads and Highways Department did emergency repairs on the 46km stretch between Gorai and Elenga just two months ago. Numerous potholes and cracks developed within a few days of the repairs. The 12km stretch between Nagar Jalpai and Elenga is also in bad shape. At some points, the highway got narrowed because of the ongoing repair work, forcing vehicles to move slowly. RHD officials hold the incessant rain responsible for the situation. The photos were taken a week ago. Photo: Mirza Shakil
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