Transport workers have gotten into the habit of picking up passengers from the middle of the road instead of designated stops, not even making exceptions for the physically challenged. One such bus is seen picking up two blind men in the capital’s Rampura. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Prabir Das
A long tailback at the Jatrabari entrance to the capital while the flyover remains almost empty. Travellers complain that bus drivers would rather wait in traffic than pay the toll to use the flyover.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
Rifat, a fifth grader, pushes a cart full of potted flowers near Mirpur-2 intersection. With the classrooms closed due to the pandemic, he has been selling these on the streets to help out his father, whose income has shrunk in recent weeks as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: Palash Khan
The iconic Zia Hall near Shibbari intersection in Khulna city being demolished. The building that had an auditorium with a two-storey seating arrangement was the centre of cultural and political activities in the ‘90s. It remained out of service for almost a decade before it was sold to a local enterprise on auction. Photo: Habibur Rahman
Dhaka South City Corporation had declared this footover bridge at the capital’s New Market as risky a couple of weeks back, prohibiting pedestrians from using it. But even though the city corporation put up a sign there, this did little to stymie business-as-usual at the bridge. This photo was taken recently.
A toddler learning to write alphabets from an elderly at a temple in Barishal city yesterday, on the occasion of Saraswati Puja. This comes as part of a ritual that inaugurates the schooling of children. Photo: Titu Das
In front of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital, bamboo barricades have been put up to prevent people from crossing the road. But despite this, some people still choose to step over the barricade to cross the road, even though there’s an over-bridge just a few feet away. This photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain