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Danger lurks in Mugda footbridge

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Danger lurks in Mugda footbridge
A number of steps of the Mugda footbridge in the capital are missing. However, bamboo poles were placed instead of replacing those, putting the users at risk of accident. The photo was taken on Sunday. —Md nasir uddin

Some steps of the Mugda footbridge, which connects the Kamalapur railway station in the capital, have remained missing for long, posing danger to its users.

Thousands of people, especially passengers of train and schoolchildren, use the footbridge everyday with risk of accident.

Fatal accidents may happen any time as the steps of the bridge have remained missing. The authorities concerned are not taking any measure to fix new steps to the bridge, some local people alleged.

During a recent visit to the area, this correspondent has seen that local people fixed bamboo in place of the missing steps.

While talking to the Daily Sun, DSCC Executive Engineer of zone-2 Saiful Islam said,   

 “The steps of the footbridge are missing because some thieves stole it. We replaced steps many times in the last few years but the thieves stole those every time.”

“I know about the condition of the footbridge. We are taking steps to fix it. We have also sought security measures from police to protect it from being stolen,” he also said.