There is no road, the culvert is abandoned. And on this occasion, when the evening falls, the scoundrels hang out in the abandoned culvert. This abandoned culvert is just between Rator Bazar rise from Baburia Gopinathpur Government Primary School area of Rator Union in Ranishankail, Thakurgaon.
Going to the surface, it can be seen that this culvert is abandoned next to the new culvert of the unpaved road in Gopinathpur area. The culvert has no connecting road, but there are chilli fields on one side and paddy plantations on the other side. And right in the middle of the culvert, various parts of brick and stone have been lost. In this situation, the culvert is quite vulnerable. Locals say, this abandoned culvert is a hangout for scoundrels in the evening. This chat goes on till dawn. Moreover, the culvert is also in a very vulnerable condition which may collapse at any moment. Local residents said that this culvert was used before the current new culvert. About 15 years ago, Debbie suddenly went right in the middle of the culvert. This creates risk in the movement of people including various agricultural vehicles. Later, four years after the local public representatives wrote a letter to the concerned office calling the culvert dangerous, a new culvert was constructed under the office of the Upazila Project Officer 20 yards in front of the abandoned culvert. Later the abandoned culvert road was connected with the new culvert. They claim that the culvert is lying abandoned since then. Meanwhile, the upazila local government engineering directorate, upazila project officer’s office found out that they did not construct this culvert. Basically, the exact information about which department built this culvert or what was financed was not found. Ranishankoil Upazila Parishad Chairman Shahariar Azam Munna said that the abandoned culvert was built by his father late Mizanur Rahman when he was the upazila chairman, the locals told him. However, he could not find out which department implemented the construction of the culvert. However, he said that he will take necessary measures very soon by talking to the citation authority to remove the culvert in view of the demands of the locals.