Connecting road in Sarishabari damaged, thousands in despair

Published : 22 Jun 2022 08:58 PM

Communication has been cut off due to the damages of the road connecting the bridge at Sarishabari in Jamalpur. As a result, more than one lakh people of 25 villages are suffering. The upazila administration has started repairing the connecting road.

According to the Upazila Engineer's Office, a 160-meter-long bridge was built over the Jhenai River on the Dhanata-Jamira road in 2003. The bridge is known as Shishuya-Baghmara Bridge. The road connecting the bridge was damaged by floodwaters last year but was repaired. Meanwhile, it started raining from last Friday morning. The connecting road of the bridge will be reopened soon after the repairing, authorities said. The communication of Satpoya Union with the Upazila Sadar was cut off due to the connection road.

At least 20 villages including Shishua, Baghmara, Chhataria, Adra, Rouha, Jamira, Nandina, Chuniapatal, Daserbari, neighboring Madarganj and Shaldaha, Bamunjani, Koyra, Shyamganj, Adarvita and Shalgram of Satipur are affected. Besides, the transportation of various agricultural products produced in the larger chars is being disrupted. As a result, economic activity has slowed down. Although the road connecting the bridge has been repaired since Saturday morning, no permanent action has been taken.

Locals complained that the concerned authorities did not take any permanent measures to protect the road connecting the bridge. Due to this, the road connecting Shishua-Baghmara Bridge are being flooded every year due to heavy rains and floods. As a result, the people of 20 villages are suffering.

Satpoya UP chairman Abu Taher said the road connecting the bridge would be flooded due to heavy rains. No vehicles are able to move. The suffering of the passers-by has increased. For this reason, repair work of connecting road is being done in a hurry.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Upma Farisa said the road connecting the bridge is being repaired. Very fast movement will be normal.