Roundabout on Sylhet-Dhaka highway turns risky | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 20, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 20, 2021

Roundabout on Sylhet-Dhaka highway turns risky

The roundabout at Muktijoddha Chattar on Sylhet-Dhaka highway in Sherpur Bazar of Moulvibazar Sadar upazila has turned hazardous to unsuspecting moving traffic.

After two sections of concrete slabs over the circular drainage line of the roundabout were damaged recently, locals have been anticipating a severe accident at the spot any time, as the newly exposed holes cannot be seen by drivers from far due to the curve of the roundabout.  

Some of the fixtures made with stainless steel pipes have also been damaged on the southern side of the roundabout, built by Moulvibazar district council in 2006.

Nurul Haq, a resident of the area said, the exposed holes over the drain are putting lives of thousands at risk, as all sorts of vehicle, large and small, ply the road every day.

Misbahur Rahman, chairman of Moulvibazar district council, said they would soon send the engineer of the district council to assess the damage around Muktijoddha Chattar and make necessary arrangements for repair work.

 

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