High on light, Bangladesh’s first expressway glows with exotic grandeur at night

It has been a year since the first expressway of Bangladesh from Dhaka to Mawa opened to traffic. People often go gaga over the fascinating view of the highway in daylight, but armed with the streetlamps, a recent addition, it enthrals them with a captivating sight, while the near-complete Padma Bridge bursts into view. Now the night view of the expressway shines a breathtakingly beautiful light on Bangladesh, the kind of which never seen before.
  • The combination of light from streetlamps on the overpass and winter mist created a awe-inspiring sight of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Abdullahpur.

    The combination of light from streetlamps on the overpass and winter mist created a awe-inspiring sight of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Abdullahpur.

  • A magnificent view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Abdullahpur.

    A magnificent view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Abdullahpur.

  • The tallest overpass on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway ascends after the twin bridge on the Dhaleshwari river.

    The tallest overpass on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway ascends after the twin bridge on the Dhaleshwari river.

  • A bird’s eye view of the fascinating Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Nimtali in Munshiganj’s Sirajdikhan.

    A bird’s eye view of the fascinating Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Nimtali in Munshiganj’s Sirajdikhan.

  • The Dhaka-Mawa Expressway pierces the darkness to connect with the twin bridges on the Dhaleshwari river.

    The Dhaka-Mawa Expressway pierces the darkness to connect with the twin bridges on the Dhaleshwari river.

  • A bird’s eye view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Nimtali in Munshiganj’s Sirajdikhan.

    A bird’s eye view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway at Nimtali in Munshiganj’s Sirajdikhan.

  • The combination of light from streetlamps on the overpass and winter mist has created an breathtaking view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway.

    The combination of light from streetlamps on the overpass and winter mist has created an breathtaking view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway.

  • Streetlights illuminate the zigzagged Dhaka-Mawa Expressway as it connects with the twin bridges on the Dhaleshwari river.

    Streetlights illuminate the zigzagged Dhaka-Mawa Expressway as it connects with the twin bridges on the Dhaleshwari river.

  • A magnificent night view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway as it connects with the twin bridges on the Dhaleshwari river.

    A magnificent night view of the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway as it connects with the twin bridges on the Dhaleshwari river.

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