The Saidpur gas turbine electric plant residential area has become a safe haven for drug addicts and criminals because the officers and employees of the 20MW gas turbine power plant in Nilphamari do not live there.
Doors and windows from the plant building have also been stolen.
The rooms of the quarters are filled with dirt and the outer compound is covered with garbage. According to a member of the staff, most of the employees are living in different places in the city because of rent hikes.
Saidpur Power Workers League General Secretary Md Kamruzzaman Sarkar complained that the executive engineer of the power plant does not live in his scheduled public residence.
"He comes out from the office twice a week. For special needs, he stayed at the rest house when he was in Saidpur. Because of this, the employees slack around,'' he added.