Headline
** KUET expels 9 students, including Chhatra League leader, over professor’s death ** WHO says no Omicron deaths yet, as variant spreads worldwide ** Cyclone ‘Jawad’ brewing in Bay of Bengal ** AL picks Ivy for NCC polls again ** Govt conspiring to "kill" Khaleda: Fakhrul ** Tajik engineer killed in Pabna accident ** Deep depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm ‘JAWAD’ ** With Omicron on the doorstep, Bangladesh announces new travel rules ** Peace still remains elusive in the Hill Districts ** 13 to die in Aminbazar students' lynching case ** Cumilla councillor's murder: Prime accused killed in ‘gunfight’ ** Mechanical glitch: Biman flight makes emergency landing in Chattagram ** Maintain health protocols to keep HSC exams undisturbed: Dipu Moni ** Govt is a barrier to Khaleda’s treatment abroad, not law: Fakhrul ** Month of Victory begins ** Katakhali mayor Abbas Ali detained in Dhaka ** What is achievement? Making thieves fabulously rich and poor to become migrant workers ** Now HSC examinee killed in Ctg road crash ** National Professor Rafiqul Islam dies at 87 ** Half bus fares for students in Dhaka metropolitan area from Wednesday ** Cumilla councillor killing: Two accused killed in 'gunfight' with cops ** Increase on urgent basis vaccination and use of booster jabs to face Omicron arrival ** WHO for global pandemic treaty ** Cyber tribunal orders probe against suspended Gazipur mayor under DSA ** UP Polls: 3 shot dead during clash in Thakurgaon **

10 thousand people in Brahmanbaria dependent on a tottering bridge

16 October 2021
10 thousand people in Brahmanbaria dependent on a tottering bridge


UNB, Brahmanbaria :

Each day more than 10,000 people in Brahmanbaria Sadar's North and South Poirtola  use a tottering wooden bridge to move around.
For over three years the Poirtola villagers have been using the wooden bridge as a shortcut way to the bypass road.
The narrow wooden bridge is held on tree trunk pillars. As a result no vehicle can pass over this rickety bridge, which is adjacent to the South Poirotola cemetery on the Town Khal (canal).
People of the area for a long time have been demanding for a paved cement-and concrete bridge.
This wooden bridge has been connected to the city bypass road from Hazrat Sheikh Jalal shrine gate.
According to the locals, they face heavy traffic if they use the Gokorno road to get to the bypass. So, the villagers are more comfortable using the wooden path than the street.
Before the bridge was built the villages used boats to reach the bypass to avoid extra traffic and save time.
About three years ago, Al Noor Peyara Jame Mosque authorities built the 100 feet long and 6 feet wide wooden bridge for the devotees to get to the mosque.
Now, people from all walks of life including market, school and office goers use this wooden bridge.
North Poirtola resident Abu Taher Miah said that the people of the area have to face traffic jams and accidents on Gokorno road. Moreover, the condition of the road is also bad. People are able to move safely through the wooden bridge inside and out of the village.
Poirtola ward 10 Awami League general secretary Shahnawaz Miah said, "If a paved bridge is constructed over the canal, we will benefit a lot."
Former Upazila Chairman Sayed Emranur Reza said, if the road is paved and there is a permanent bridge over the canal, there will be no misery.
However, local lawmaker R. A. M. Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury has promised to build a permanent paved bridge over the canal.

Tariff
Add Rate