Man-made traffic problem in Kishoreganj
Suspension of traffic through the baily bridge at Roshidabad in Kishoreganj Sadar on Dhaka-Bhairab-Mymensing Highway since June 27 is causing immense sufferings for commuters as the work for replacement of the bridge started without arrangement for suitable alternative for traffic.
As a number vehicles including passenger buses and heavy vehicles from Dhaka and Chittagong to Mymensingh, Sylhet and northern districts now have to cross the town using narrow Akhrabazar bridge in the town, serious traffic jam is seen in Kishoreganj town every day.
Working period of Roshidabad Baily bridge ended in 1994 and during last 14 years the bridge needed frequent repair, causing disturbance in road communication, said Kishoreganj Roads and Highways (RHD) office sources.
Locals said as the RHD is replacing the baily bridge with another old baily bridge that was used at Shakwa in Karimganj upazila on Kishoreganj-Chamra highway, they do not expect much improvement in the situation when the work completes.
It would take about two weeks to set up the baily bridge, the contractor said. After having some repair work, the baily bridge earlier used at Shakwa would be set up at Roshidabad, Kishoreganj RHD Executive Engineer Mojibur Rahman Mollah said.