Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) A J M Nasir Uddin has directed the officials concerned to complete the renovation works of all roads in the port city which were damaged in current rainy season within two weeks. As a result, the contractors and concerned officials are working hard day and night to renovate the damaged roads in the port city. Nasir Uddin said people are suffering a lot due to the worst condition of roads in the port city.
"Considering the people's suffering, CCC is working to renovate the damaged roads in the port city which were damaged in current rainy season. I hope that within next two weeks, the condition of roads in the port city will be good as the all workers are working hard to decrease the sufferings of people by renovating the damaged roads in Chittagong city," he added.
He said 25 to 30 percent of the roads of the city were damaged in the current monsoon. The loss of the damaged roads might be more than Tk 500 crore. He said presently, the projects of Tk 716 crore for renovation of roads, construction of bridges and culverts, ash fault plant projects of Tk 200 croere and canal digging projects of Tk 327 crore are going on. Mayor directed to the concerned engineers and contractors to renovate the damaged roads within next two weeks.
According to the sources, vehicles cannot run on the roads in the port city Chittagong as the condition of maximum roads are very worth due to lack of renovation after the heavy rainfall in the current rainy season. Most of the roads and alleys in the port city have become unfit for traffic due to cracks and potholes, causing sufferings to the pedestrians, commuters as well as the drivers.
Sources said the current monsoon makes the condition of roads in the port city Chittagong worst than any previous year. Maximum roads in the port city now become damaged due to the continuous raining in the current rainy season. The condition of roads is so bad the vehicle and accidents are taking place in the port city now due to the worst condition of roads.
On August 23, the High Court issued a rule on authorities concerned asking that why the HC would not direct to renovate the damaged roads and foot paths in Chittagong. The bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice J B M Hasan issued the rule against the secretary of LGRD ministry, secretary of communication ministry, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), Chairman of Chittagong development Authority (CDA), Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Chittagong and Chairman of Chittagong WASA. Following the appeal of Advocate Mohammed Emdadul Haque, the bench of High Court issued two weeks rule against them.
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