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Thousands suffer as roads clogged with water in Sylhet

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Sylhet Bureau :

The water accumulates from several stone crushing mills on both sides of the road due to lack of water drainage system.
Almost half a kilometer  from Dhopagul to Mohaldik bridge  of Sylhets Dhopagul-Shaheb Bayar-Haripur Road has remained submerged in water for long, leaving the locals in distress.
The water accumulates from several stone crushing mills on both sides of the road due to lack of water drainage system. Tourists heading towards the popular swamp forest, Ratargul using the road, often find themselves in peril too.
This correspondent found numerous stone mills on either side of the road between Dhopagul and Salutikor on the Sylhet-Companigonj road which house hundreds of crusher machines. Despite the crusher machines, the wastewater has no option but to flwo on the streets since there is no water drainage system in place, leaving the roads severely damaged.
Upon closer inspection, the damaged roads bore holes of different sides and were clogged by water irrespective of whether it is the rainy season or dry.
Locals have recently staged demonstrations including forming human-chains to protest the lack of initiative to repair the roads.
Saiful Islam, the convener of a council that advocates for the renovation of the Dhopagul-Shaheb Bazaar road, informs that the condition of the road has been poor for the past few years.
Despite applying to different offices on prayers to renovate the road, the results have not been convincing, which is why the residents of the region had no option left but to take to the streets demanding renovation of the road.
Furthermore, we have demanded that the crusher machines beside the roads be removed to prevent further water clogging. We have formed a human-chain recently and last year, residents sown paddy saplings on the road as part of the protestor he said.

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