Recent rain has left the road from Hotapara bus stop in Gazipur to Nuhash Palli in a muddy condition. The eight-kilometre road has been in a sorry state for long, causing sufferings to visitors of Nuhash Palli. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Star
Nuhash Palli, where eminent writer Humayun Ahmed is buried, is only eight kilometres away from Hotapara bus stop in Gazipur, but the extremely poor condition of the road causes immense sufferings to admirers of the writer when they visit his grave.
Hundreds of well-wishers and admirers of Humayun Ahmed, also a noted playwright, director and filmmaker, suffered a lot when they visited his grave on the writer's first death anniversary on Friday.
Six kilometres of the road with potholes scattered all over is especially in a dire need of repair works. The situation has only worsened with recent rainfall in the area.
“We have asked the authorities countless times to repair the road but to no avail,” said Md Manju Sarker, chairman of Pirujali Union Parishad of Gazipur.
Md Masud Mia of Uttara in the capital, who visited Humayun Ahmed's grave on Friday, said, “It was really difficult to go Humayun Ahmed's grave. The road was muddy and full of potholes. The situation has not changed since the writer's death; the road was in a bad condition one year ago and it still is in a bad condition.”
Iqbal Hossain, a rickshaw-puller of Hotapara area, told this correspondent that the road has been in this condition for the last three years.
“The spokes in my rickshaw broke many times due to the potholes on the road,” he added.
Md Shajahan, a medicine trader of Mirjapur bazar of the area, said, “It is not only during Humayun Ahmed's birth or death anniversary that people visit Nuhash Palli. Visitors come all year round, and so the authorities should immediately take an initiative to fix the road.”
Nurul Islam, deputy commissioner of Gazipur, said the road is unfit for communication.
“We have already undertaken projects to repair the road,” he added.