<i>Footpath or death trap?</i>
Just opposite the Ramna Model Police Station, adjacent to the Ramna Shopping Complex, there is a death trap on the footpath. Half of the footpath was dug up in order to build one or two shops two months ago. A local said that a disagreement between DCC and Dhaka WASA caused this situation. However, he added that the matter was solved and the construction works would begin soon.
Every day this half destroyed footpath causes immense sufferings to the pedestrians, many of whom are school going children, as there are several schools in the area including Viqarunnisa Noon School & College. Walking on this footpath is extremely risky. To add insult to injury, this small puddle is used as a dumping ground by the nearby shops. The water accumulated here is as black as tar and acts as nothing but the breeding ground of mosquitoes and other insects.
I urge the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to clear up this water-puddle and rebuild the encroached portion of the footpath, thus relieve the nearby residents and pedestrians of this inconvenience.