The Jamuna bridge
approach road and its guide embankment on the Sirajganj end have come under
fresh threats or erosion as the swelling river with strong current has put the
western Brahmaputra Right Embankment in danger, water officials said.
Collapse of a major portion of the ‘hard point’ of the Sirajganj Town Protection Embankment on Friday gave a wake-up call to Bangladesh Water Development Board officials, often blamed by locals for misappropriating crores of takas every year in the name of dredging, checking erosion and increasing navigability of the river Jamuna.
The director general of the BWDB, Abul Kalam Azad while visiting the damaged portion of the key point of the embankment Saturday morning said that not only the town protection embankment’s hard point, but also the Jamuna Bridge and its guide embankment on both sides might be endangered by the river erosion in future.