Rains expose Cumilla’s poor drainage system

10 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CUMILLA: The constricted drainage network in the district’s Burichang upazila headquarters has proved to be inadequate yet again.

Several roads in the upazila have gone under water due to the incessant showers over the past few days. At many places, road potholes have proliferated, causing immense sufferings to the commuters, reports UNB.

Like every year, the rains have inundated the tall claims of the local authorities on monsoon preparedness. A reality check by the correspondent revealed the poor condition of roads in several parts of the upazila, particularly the Cumilla-Burichang-Brahmanpara-Mirpur stretch and the otherwise busy Sarakekhana.

The monsoon fury did not even spare the Upazila Awami League office.

Local residents attributed the waterlogging to the upazila’s poor drainage system. “It’s the same old story every year. Despite repeated requests, the authorities are yet to take a concrete step to overhaul the drainage network,” said a resident.

According to residents, the potholed roads are responsible for a number of accidents in the area during the monsoon season. “It’s high time that the authorities put an end to the sufferings of the public,” said another local resident. Upazila officials could not be contacted.