Istiak Ahmed Ishak: Abul Khair, president of Upazila Juba League, repaired the road of Chagal Bazar adjacent to the bridge of Ishwarganj municipal town of Mymensingh in the second phase on his own initiative.
He had repaired the road before. Ishwarganj is a first class municipality. Although other roads in the city have been developed, this road has not been developed. Paddy jute is taken from the village to the market by this road. Thousands of school and college students travel through this road.
This road is needed even if you go to the hospital. Local traders and pedestrians have been suffering from this road for several years. When it rains, the road freezes and turns into mud like a dirt road. As a result, people have to go around a lot of other roads. The road has already been sanded several times.
But after a while, the situation is the same. When the locals repeatedly informed the municipal mayor about the matter, he said that the tender has been held and he has been passing it year after year. After two months of continuous lockdown, when the shops have started to open, people from the villages have started coming to the market to buy and sell, they are having to suffer like before.
Seeing such a miserable situation, a local journalist posted a video footage on his Facebook wall. After watching the video, Ishwarganj Upazila Juba League president Abul Khair. He watched the video and repaired the road last Sunday on his own initiative. Local businessman Aminul Islam Sohag said the road had become impassable during the monsoons for several years. After 2 months of lockdown, the shop was allowed to open but there was no opportunity to do business due to the road. If a car went through the road, mud and water would come into the shop. Juba League president Khair’s brother has repaired the road and now at least one can sit in the shop in peace.
Abdul Khaleq Saudagar, president of Ishwarganj Patbazar Businessmen’s Association, said it was urgent to renovate the road. Our traders have to go through a lot of trouble to fetch paddy. Abul Khair has repaired this road on his own initiative thinking of us. Ishwarganj Upazila Juba League president Abul Khair said he was saddened to see a video footage on Facebook a few days ago. People are moving with so much difficulty in the first class municipality. So I repaired as much as possible on my own initiative.