Madaripur Municipality is A class Municipality. Its area is 14.05 Sq. Km. with a population of 1,12,500.00. Several types of economies activities namely, business, services, trade and small industries. Mainly Textile mills, Imported fertilizer, food grain, Bolder/Stone, Cement, small scale industries like Rice mills, oil mills, cottage industries, hand loam weaving and hand spinning industries, handicrafts are common industrial platform of this Municipality. Different types Government, non-Government, Semi Government, autonomous and private organization works in this Municipality. Besides. Educational, religious, spies’ research institution etc are predominant and are available here. As a result, the population of this Municipality are increasing day by day and has put severe stress on the existing limited infrastructure and service facilities of the Municipality. The rapid pace of urbanization and resource constraints have made it difficult for this Municipality administration to provide sufficient physical infrastructure and services like roads, drain, bus terminals etc. for the town dwellers out of their own resources. The deficiencies of such services range from severe to extreme.
For the improvement of the road, Madaripur Municipality is going to prepare a Road Network Master Plan. It is necessary to construct a road infrastructure according to master plan. In this foregoing context, the project is proposed to address the backing of the unmet urban infrastructure services. During preparation of the project necessary information has been collected through survey and investigation by the field staff of Madaripur Municipality. Therefore the project is formulated in line with development of physical infrastructure and services components with focus on improvement of institutional capabilities of these Municipality to plan, implement, manage and operate the infrastructure facilities and future extension.
Rationale:Though Bangladesh id overwhelmingly a Rural country, development of the country also depends on the development of the urban areas. The present trend of population increase indicates that by 2020 around 40% of the total population of Bangladesh will live in urban areas. If the development of Urban areas is not taken up now, traffic management system, drainage system, growth of township will hamper. One important aspect of development as per strategy of the GOB is to improve the physical infrastructure. The general condition of physical infrastructure is that it is lacking many places and is at very unsatisfactory level in other places. Development of physical infrastructure is a prime need for boosting up agricultural, commercial and economic activities of the urban areas. I was in recognition of these difficulties and in line with the policy of the Government, that this program was conceived.
Historical Background :The name Madaripur was introduced with the name Hazrat Badruddin Shah Madar (Ra) who came here for the proclamation of Islam. The most important historical event at Madaripur district is the faraizi movement led by Haji Shariatullah (1781-1840). During the War of Liberation many direct encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a Major and a Captain.
In the fourteenth century this area was included under Gupta Empire. King Sasanka and King Harshadhon ruled over this region in the seventh century. The Buddhist kings captured this area and governed in the ninth and tenth century. For the next 100 years this area was presided over by Pal and Sen Emperors. In 1204 Ikhtear Uddin Mohammad Bin Bokhtiar Khilji attacked and captured Nsria After this the Muslim emperors started their reign. Mughal commander-in-chief Murad Khan captured present Faridpur and surrounding areas in 1574 but actual Mughal reign introduced Islam Khan the Governor of Bangla during Emperor Jahangir. Afterwards British reign period started then Pakistan and finally Bangladesh. In the history or this district many Jaminders ware found who regulated their Jamindari during Jamindari Protha like Jaminder Golam Sattar Choudhury and Golam Mouia Choudhury of Mithapur, Jaminder Aain Uddinn Choudhury of Utrail, Jaminder Shamsuddin Ahammad of Datta Para, Jaminder Jainuddin Ahammad of Matbarer Char, Jaminder Choudhury Abdur Rob of Gopalpur, Jaminder Rajaram Roy & Sisir Kumar Ganguli of Khalia, Jaminder Rajkumar Mojumder of Bajitpur, Jaminder Mr Wards of Shahebrampur. Jaminder Baikuntha Roy Choudhury of Sheolapotti etc.