‘Bamboo’ in Rail Bridge

Dhaka, Thursday   27 June 2019

‘Bamboo’ in Rail Bridge

 Jkaria Chowdhury, Habiganj Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:59 PM, 27 June 2019  

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Bamboo and iron have been used in slipper repairing of a railway bridge in Habiganj on Dhaka-Sylhet railway. Locals are afraid of a fatal accident.

During the movement of the train, the bridge starts juddering and the middle pair slips flip through. But the use of bamboo in the connection is not risky, authorities assured!

It is learnt that, there are 84 small and big bridges and culverts in 52km rail link of Habiganj section. Most of them are risky.

The 93 No Barabill bridge in Shayestaganj’s Kadamtali Barachar area of ​​the district is very difficult condition. This rail bridge is only on 34 nuts out of 80. The rest have been taken away. Old bamboo is attached with sleeper.

Local resident Abdul Alim said, 93 Barabali Bridge is very risky. Bamboo and iron were used during the repair of the bridge. Not enough nuts and bolts. There may be terrible accidents in the bridge at any time.

College teacher Parvez Hasan said, “There is no way to understand the shaky condition of the bridge from a distance. Although, there are 80-85 slippers in the bridge, but few nuts and bolts are there. Occasionally, officials try to repair the collapsed slipper with a wooden slipper, but they do not last long. Besides, the condition of bridges on the Sutang and Khoyi River is also the same.

Ruhul Akhter Khan, Assistant Executive Engineer of Akhaura Railway section said “The slipper got tough when bamboos are with slippers. Bamboo has been given to meet old sleeper gaps.” However, there is no risk in it, he added.