The engineering department of Bangladesh Army is working to restore road communication between Bandarban To Ruma and Bandarban To Thanchi upazilas which have been cut off due to continuous heavy rains and landslides.Road transport and bridge ministry secretary A B M Amin Ullah Noori said that road communication can be restored in these two upazilas very soon.
He said this while inspecting the damaged roads of the 25 km section of Bandarban-Ruma road and the burnt Bangla area of Thanchi road on Saturday (August 19) morning.After the inspection,the secretary told the reporters that the continuous heavy rains and landslides in Bandarban and surrounding areas have caused extensive damage to the road communication system.Ruma-Thanchi road link will be opened within a week.He mentioned that road communication is being started by cutting the soil in the collapsed areas and making new roads.
During the visit Brigadier General Masudur Rahman,Commander of Army 34 Construction Brigade,Deputy Commissioner of Bandarban Shah Mujahid Uddin,Chief Engineer of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry Md.Mainul Hasan,Chittagong Supervising Engineer Md.Zahid Hossain,Rangamati Supervising Engineer Mofazzal Haider,Bandarban Executive Engineer Md.Mosleh Uddin Chowdhury and others were present on the occasion.
At least 20 places on the Bandarban- Thanchi and Bandarban-Ruma roads have collapsed.The road has collapsed in the 25 km area of Ruma road and the burnt Bangla area of Thanchi road.The road has been destroyed by the collapse of two hills and there is no way to understand that people used to travel on this road even a few days ago.In these places,The work of making new roads by cutting mountains and removing soil is going on.At present, people are traveling in these two upazilas by boats and engine driven boats.
Meanwhile,power supply has been stopped in Ruma and Thanchi upazilas for a long time due to the collapse of the electricity transmission line pole along the road. However,last Saturday electricity supply was resumed in Thanchi.Electricity distribution department is working to start electricity connection in Ruma.It should be noted that since August 7,the road communication between Bandarban and Ruma and Thanchi upazilas has been cut off after continuous heavy rains and landslides.