‘Road’ refers to the range of land on which people walk or drive. When that range is temporarily submerged due to heavy rains or any other reason, it is a cause of misery for road users. The people of this country are usually accustomed to accepting such problems for a day or two. But the big question is whether the road that has been ‘submerged’ under knee water for more than six months, where the depth of water increases when it rains, can be called a ‘road’ at all by the definition of urban science. Due to the failure of the sewage system, such ‘baromaskalin’ submerged roads can be seen in some parts of the capital.
The Nurerchala Mosque Road in Ward 39 of Dhaka City Corporation North in the Bhatara area of the capital is that ‘tribal’ submerged road. The length of this road from Masjid Market to Bhatara Saeed Nagar on the east side is about 600 meters. The whole road is submerged in dirty water mixed with sewage. Every day people have become restless as the water ‘breaks’ and travels.