The West Rajabazar - Indira Road stay submerged with sewerage water almost throughout the year
Local young Awami League and BNP leaders demanded authorities take necessary steps to address water logging on West Rajabazar road from Indira Road in Dhaka.
They pressed these demands addressing the press at an event labelled "Political fellows of Democracy International," which took place at Tafazzal Hossain Manik Mia hall of the National Press Club on Tuesday.
Reading out a statement, Organizing Secretary of Dhaka South BNP, Tanvir Ahmed, said: "The drainage system in the West Rajabazar area, from Dhaka north's Indira road, ward number 27, is very poor. Most of the time throughout the year, area roads are submerged in sewerage water."
"The people of this area, including school and college studentsuffer a lot due to water logging with the slightest of rains.
"Also, public health in the area is facing serious threats due to sewerage water overflowing into reserve water tanks from which the residents take drinking water," he added.
Tanvir requested the authorities concerned to solve this water logging problem immediately, adding: "In this particular area we have Square Hospital, Bikalpa Law College, Rajdhani School, West Rajabazar Jame Mosque, and Tejgaon College Hostel.
"Everyday, thousands of people visit these public and private institutions using the West Rajabazar - Indira Road. The problems we are facing need be solved immediately."
Earlier, a mass signature campaign was conducted asking the authorities concerned for a permanent solution to the water logging problem in the area.
Applications have also been submitted in this regard to the managing director of Dhaka WASA, mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), concerned ward councillors, and the directorate of environment.
Among others, Sharmin Akter Moin and Parul Akter Mollick, central committee members of Juba Mahila League, Salma Islam Binu, central committee member of Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal, and Dalia Rahman, assistant secretary of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, were present at the event.
All of the organizers of this program said they were political fellows of Democracy International.