Will the situation change?
Mr Obaidul Quader has forsaken the comfort of air conditioned office and is making frequent surprise visits to different railway stations to ensure that general people get proper service. The common people have welcomed his efforts.
Mr Quader has realised that at least two things have to be implemented: Increasing the price of train tickets and evicting the illegal structures on railway land.
Eviction of illegal structures is facing hurdles as the owners of the illegal structures are influential people. But the ticket price hike has been smoothly implemented and general people are paying 150% extra for travelling in the same shabby locomotives.
Surprise visits, slapping public servants, etc., might score points for the next general election, but the real change will remain a distant dream. Influential illegal occupants will 'manage' different quarters and keep their illegal structures. The common people will suffer, as usual.