Commuters suffer for shabby roads at Agargaon

Staff Correspondent

15 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Commuters, including the officials and staff of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and nearby government offices in the capital’s Agargaon, suffer a lot for shabby roads in the locality.

The UGC chairman, Prof Abdul Mannan, on Monday urged the authorities concerned for taking immediate measures to repair the roads adjacent to the Commission office.

Locals said road accidents are common features in the locality following development of a number of potholes on the roads.

Moreover, water-logging has aggravated the situation.

Many important government offices like Election Commission, Bangladesh Public Service Commission, Bangladesh Computer Council, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Music College, and Bureau of Statistics are situated in the area.

Offices goers and their visitors suffer much due to frequent road accidents occur due to sorry state of the roads.

According to the UGC officials, they suffer a lot due to miserable condition of the roads in front of their office where water-logging is a regular feature following development of potholes.

On Monday, a portion of a vehicle belonging to an official of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was badly damaged while entering  the UGC office,” an official said.

Prof Abdul Mannan said: “The UGC monitors the activities of over 150 universities across the country.” “Ministers, lawmakers, top officials of local and international organisations come to the Commission office for different purposes, but we feel embarrassed due to pitiable condition of the road,” he lamented.

Urging the authorities concerned to resolve the problem without further delay, he said the image of the government is being tarnished due to sorry state of the roads in the locality.