PATUAKHALI, Oct 22 (BDNEWS): Road communications between Kuakata, one of the most attractive tourist spots of the country, and other parts of Bangladesh remains cut off for over six months.
It is a long-standing problem for the tourists but the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) have so far taken no effective steps to resolve it.
As a result, the road communications between Kuakata and other parts of the country remain snapped for about half a year.
The rare scene of sunrise and sunset from the same spot can be observed from the sea beach of Kuakata. During the high tide the pontoons of three ferry ghats at Kalapara, Alipur and Mohipur on the Kalapara-Kuakata road in Patuakhali go under water resulting in long tailback on either side of the ferry ghat.
A large number of vehicles of all modes including tourist cars remain stranded for hours in long queues as every day, road communications remain snapped for about eight hours in two phases.
The number of tourists at Kuakata is declining day by day due to the troublesome road communications.
Before the alliance government came to power, Khaleda Zia during electioneering in the southern part of the country promised to construct the Barisal-Kuakata road and build bridges at Kalapara, Mohipur and Alipur but so far nothing has happened to that end and the situation remains deplorable.