WHEN PROTECTION GEAR IS FRAGILE… A broken motorbike helmet lies on a road in the capital. As the number of bikes hitting the roads rises, so are accidents involving them. Using helmets made of flimsy materials can elevate a biker or pillion's exposure to accident. Photo: Prabir Das
WHO TO BLAME?
A bus drops off passengers in the middle of the Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, essentially leaving them stranded on a stretch of road where there is neither a footpath, nor a place to move away from any speeding vehicle. Despite the outcry for road safety, such irresponsible practices continue to put lives at risk, and transport operators and commuters are both to blame. Photo: Prabir Das
National Martyrs' Memorial
Ahead of Independence Day, workers are sprucing up National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar. Visitors from all walks of life will visit the monument to pay their respect on March 26. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Aklakur Rahman Akash
Ramchandrapur Khal, supervised by Dhaka Wasa, is clogged with solid and liquid waste -- a result of unawareness. With no cleaning drive for months, such a situation may create waterlogging during the upcoming monsoon. Besides, the canal has turned into a mosquito breeding ground. The photo was taken in Mohammadpur area recently. Photo: Sk Mehedi Hassan
microbus illegally modified
A microbus illegally modified to function as an ambulance presents a risk to the patients it carries. The cylinders, placed right beneath the fitted beds, also increased chance of accidents. The photo was taken from the capital's Dhanmondi area yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon