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Dacope post office in dire state, immediate repair demanded

  • Published at 09:41 pm August 12th, 2016

In rainy season, staff of the post office often hang polythene under its roof, as rainwater enters into the office through small holes that have devolved on rooftop.

Local sources said everyday hundreds of people came to the post office to take different services, as it was the only post office for upazila's residents.

The post office building was established in 1980 at Chalna Bazar, said a local resident Golam Khan.

The post office has been severely damaged and often rainwater enter into its building. Consequently, post office staff cover papers and others valuable resources with polythene,” he added.

All the six rooms at this post office are in poor condition, said Dhiraj Shah, another local resident.

Bijon Kumar Saha, a postman, said they had to deal a huge amount of money everyday, but there was no safer place where they could keep the money and documents during rainy days.

Consequently, money as well as documents can be damaged by rainwater,” added the employee of the post office. He demanded immediate repair of the building.

Although the post office is not in good-shape, we have to visit it taking our own risk since we do not have any other option,” said Rofiqul Islam, a local resident.

Postmaster Haidar Ali said: “We afraid to continue our duty inside the building. Sometimes, customers do not want to enter into building. Already many goods have been damaged. We face a great problem to accommodate its valuable papers and others things.”

Deputy Postmaster General Aminur Rahman said: “We already informed Dhaka office to repair Chalna upozila post office building, but we are yet to get any response form Dhaka office.”