Protest by planting paddy saplings For miserable condition of street!

M Sohail, Rangabali, Patuakhali

As soon as the monsoon season comes, a road in Maudubi union of Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali gets muddy. As a result, the muddy road becomes unsuitable for movement and the pedestrians suffer. Office goers and purchasers of the essential commodities become the worst sufferers. They can’t move here and there and reach at the destinations.It has been seen on the ground that due to the continuous rains of the ongoing monsoon, the unpaved road from Maudubi Bazar to Nijkata Launchghat via New Market has turns into a dilapidated condition in broken bricks and muddy water. If it rains a little, the vehicles will run far away, it becomes difficult to walk. According to the locals, it is the main road for the movement of people in Hafezkanda, Mirkanda, Khasmahal, Mridhakanda, Nijkata and several other villages of Maudubi Union. But every year when the rainy season comes, the road becomes impassable and thousands of people suffer. Therefore, the long-standing demand of the locals is that the road should be paved to reduce the suffering of the people.
But as that demand was not met for a long time, a novel protest was staged on Wednesday afternoon by planting rice saplings on the muddy road. The organizers of the protest were locals Farid Hawladar, Sohail Khan and Tanjil Mridha. Supporting their protest, locals said the road was no longer passable. It has now turned into a paddy field. So they protested by planting paddy seedlings.
But as that demand was not met for a long time, a fancy protest was staged on Wednesday afternoon by planting rice saplings on the muddy road. The organizers of the protest were locals Farid Hawladar, Sohail Khan and Tanjil Mridha. Supporting their protest, locals said the road was no longer passable. It has now turned into a paddy field. So they protested by planting rice seedlings.
AR Sujan, a trader in Maudubi Bazar, said the locals had heard many promises from the people’s representatives. But no one has taken the initiative to pave the road for a long time. Now the people of the area want implementation, not promise. Monirul Islam, administrator of Maudubi Union Parishad, said, “I will inform the concerned authorities so that this important road can be paved.”