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Today's Gallery (2017.12.22)


This photo of pedestrians walking along the road was taken yesterday near the entrance of Govt Science Laboratory on New Elephant road in the capital. Unlike in many cases, these people are not jaywalking wilfully. Rather, they are forced to do so as Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) -- the provider of civic amenities to the city's residents -- under Ward 18 has put up steel fences around a portion of the sidewalk. This area is being used for multiple purposes -- dumping garbage, parking garbage collection vans, storing and parking belongings and bicycles of DSCC employees. This careless act is not only emitting foul odour, but also putting peoples' lives in danger and contributing to worsen traffic congestion. Photo: Palash Khan