Ferry service on Aricha-Kazirhat route, on the Jamuna river, has been hampered due to shortage of ferries.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she had to redo the design of the 6.15km Padma Bridge, and increase its length, keeping in mind the characteristics of the mighty river.
The water level of the Jamuna River crossed the danger level (DL-16.73) at the Mathurapara point and is flowing 3cm above the danger level in Bogura’s Sariakandi upazila today due to heavy rainfall.
The continuous erosion by the Jamuna is threatening the homes and livelihoods of hundreds in Kalihati and Bhuapur upazilas of Tangail.
Erosion of the Jamuna has begun near the east end of the Bangabandhu Multipurpose Bridge in Tangail’s Kalihati upazila since Thursday.
Bodies of two women are recovered while three other persons are still missing after a boat capsized in Jamuna River in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura.
The water level of Jamuna is rising due to heavy flow from the hill. As a result, erosion started in Shibalaya upazilla of Manikganj.
Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan says the government has taken an initiative to build a separate railway bridge beside the existing Bangabandhu Bridge on the Jamuna River.
Several villages in Sirajganj are once again under serious threat of river erosion as the Jamuna has already devoured at least 50 homes at Enayetpur point in Shahzadpur.
Teacher Habibur Rahman is proud to be registered as a voter in his ancestral village, Bridashuria in Chowhali upazila of Sirajganj.