DSCC to repair damaged roads soon
“The repair of the dilapidated roads will take time as those were badly damaged during the last rainy season…The authority is trying to repair the roads as soon as possible before the upcoming rainy season,” DSCC Additional Chief Engineer Asaduzzaman told BSS.
He said heavy rainfalls occurred during the last monsoon and many roads of the DSCC area were affected.
“We have already sent a DPP (development project proposal) after surveying the roads and the concerned ministry will hold a meeting in the first week of April and after the meeting the DPP will go to the Planning Commission…Later, the project will go to ECNEC for the final approval,” Asaduzzaman said.
He said there are around 1,000 kilometers (km) roads, 950 km drains and 450 km footpaths in the DSCC area.
According to the survey of DSCC, 222.73 km roads, 229.78 km drains and 80.68 km footpaths were damaged during the last rainy season, he said, adding the DSCC made the DPP worth Taka 669 crore to repair the dilapidated roads, drains and footpaths.
“We hope that the ECNEC will pass the project soon,” Asaduzzaman said.