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Adversity in Bir Shreshtha Mustafa Kamal Bus Terminal

Adil Hossain Topu, Bhola CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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Bir Shreshtha Mustafa Kamal Central Bus Terminal has become unusable due to the lack of reform in the Island District Bhola.

Terminal building almost collapsed in the past. The inner roads are filled with holes. Even for the passengers, there is no minimum facility available.

But the executive engineer of the municipality said, “A project worth Tk 25 crore was taken for the construction of modern bus terminals.”

In 1988, Bir Shreshtha Mostafa Kamal Bus Terminal was built with Tk 2.5 crores. The terminal is almost inappropriate to use because it is not reformed after the build. The inner roads were broken into big holes. The drainage system worn-out. Traffic jam occurs due to broken roads, public transport is becoming stagnant every day.

There is also no facility for passengers and workers in the terminal. There is no waiting room, no canteen toilet, no rest for the bus drivers and the workers are available.

Organizing Secretary of Bus Owners Association, Shafiqul Islam said that there is a problem in the movement due to holes in the terminal. Every day, the bus has to be repaired. Passengers on the main road have to get up and down. It causes traffic jams. He demanded quick reform of the terminal.

Executive engineer of the municipality, Jasimuddin Arju said, “A project worth Tk 25 crore has been taken up for the construction of a new bus terminus with the World Bank funding. Now the design is being made. Work will start very soon.”


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