On one side, hawkers have taken over the pavement, obstructing pedestrian movement, while the road adjacent to it is jammed with haphazardly placed rickshaws and other vehicles. Such a scene is commonplace in the capital’s New Market area, yet the authorities concerned do almost nothing to solve the problem. The photo was taken yesterday.
PHOTO: RASHED SHUMON
In a flagrant violation of the law, an agricultural land in Tentultala Beel of Khulna’s Batiaghata upazila has been filled up with sand to be sold as residential plots. The area, which is under the jurisdiction of Khulna Development Authority, has seen housing blocks sprouting up on illegally filled-up arable land and water bodies over the last few years. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: HABIBUR RAHMAN
Occupying a pavement, battery-run rickshaws and rickshaw-vans are being charged in the Tejgaon Industrial Area in the capital yesterday. Such an activity obstructs pedestrians and puts them at risk of electric shocks. Photo: Palash Khan