Thousands of people living at Muradpur union in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram district have been experiencing untold suffering for 30 years as the 2.4-kilometre road in the village turned unfit for movement.
Although structural developments have been seen in some areas in the upazila, no improvements has been brought in the rural roads of the upazila, becoming a curse for the residents in the village.
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The 2.4-kilometre road in the union lies neglected for 30 years and the authorities concerned have not taken any initiative to repair the road.
This is despite several hundred people of three-four villages using the roads daily, but the road remains neglected for long due to lack of a guardian.
During monsoon, people’s sufferings mount following the worsened condition of the road, as it is the only means of communication for them.
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The road becomes marshy and immersed in the mud during the rainy season and people have to take off their shoes and wade through knee-deep mud.
Every monsoon people have to face tremendous sufferings and the communication betweenMuradpur union and other three-four villages remain suspended due to the bad condition of the road.
Local people claimed that many young men and girls remained unmarried due to the poor communication system, creating a headache for many parents.