Road reformed with kerosene spray!

Dhaka, Sunday   29 March 2020


Road reformed with kerosene spray!

 Hatibanda (Lalmonirhat) Correspondent

 Published: 09:18 PM, 22 February 2020  

Dambur Bari road reformed with kerosene spray; Ph

Dambur Bari road reformed with kerosene spray; Ph

There have been allegations of irregularities in the Dambur Bari road construction at Hatibanda upazila in Lalmonirhat. Within 15 days of road construction, carpeting of the road is eroding. So, the locals complained about the matter and demanded to rebuild. As a result, the entire road is being reformed by kerosene spray instead of bitumen and placed wet sands! And now the locals have been upset over the incident.

Local MP Motahar Hossain laid the foundation stone of the Dambur Bari road on the west side of the Suchona cinema hall, located at the north side of Hatibanda Upazila Parishad. 

A contractor named Sojib got the job of reforming the road. The foundation stone of the 670-meter was laid in 2018, but it was not completed in two years and the carpeting was done 15 days ago. 

The locals alleged that the carpeting started to erode due to working at night and the use of low-quality construction materials.  

When they complained about the matter at various offices, the workers of the contractor suddenly came on Friday afternoon — they sprayed kerosene and spread and repaired the road overnight — which literally outraged the locals.

Low-quality construction materials were used on the road; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Abdul Razzaq, Latif and Kabdali, pedestrians of the road, said that the stones of the road had been eroding since the day after carpeting. It was seen that the workers of the contractor was coming and sweeping the roads for a few days. “Today we saw kerosene was spraying!”  

Acknowledging the charges of irregularities in the road construction, Hatibanda Upazila Engineer Nazir Hossain said, “The contractor had already renovated the road. However, contractor Sojib claimed that no irregularities happened.”

Hatibanda UNO Samiul Amin said, “I have received a complaint of irregularities in the construction of the road. The necessary action will be taken after investigation.”