Bus, train, launch services resume

  • Train services have resume after seven weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, but fewer passengers left Dhaka on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Train services have resume after seven weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, but fewer passengers left Dhaka on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker sanitising a train by spraying disinfectant before its departure from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on Monday, May 24, 2021 as long-haul services resume upon adhering to health rules seven weeks after a shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker sanitising a train by spraying disinfectant before its departure from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on Monday, May 24, 2021 as long-haul services resume upon adhering to health rules seven weeks after a shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker sanitising a train by spraying disinfectant before its departure from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on Monday, May 24, 2021 as long-haul services resume upon adhering to health rules seven weeks after a shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker sanitising a train by spraying disinfectant before its departure from Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on Monday, May 24, 2021 as long-haul services resume upon adhering to health rules seven weeks after a shutdown over the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Upokul Express from Noakhali carried fewer passengers to Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven-week coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Upokul Express from Noakhali carried fewer passengers to Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven-week coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rajshahi-bound Banalata Express had fewer passengers at Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven-week coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rajshahi-bound Banalata Express had fewer passengers at Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven-week coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers calling for passengers at Sayedabad Bus Terminal as long-haul transport services resume on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a coronavirus-forced shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers calling for passengers at Sayedabad Bus Terminal as long-haul transport services resume on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a coronavirus-forced shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The pressure of passengers arriving in Dhaka was higher than those departing the city on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven-week coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The pressure of passengers arriving in Dhaka was higher than those departing the city on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a seven-week coronavirus shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many launch operators in Dhaka’s Sadarghat terminal took passengers beyond half their capacity, as prescribed by the government, in breach of rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many launch operators in Dhaka’s Sadarghat terminal took passengers beyond half their capacity, as prescribed by the government, in breach of rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Although launch operators are ordered to take passengers at half the capacity to ensure physical distancing amid a coronavirus outbreak, Sonar Tori-2 from Chandpur carried passengers like normal times on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Although launch operators are ordered to take passengers at half the capacity to ensure physical distancing amid a coronavirus outbreak, Sonar Tori-2 from Chandpur carried passengers like normal times on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Although launch operators are ordered to take passengers at half the capacity to ensure physical distancing amid a coronavirus outbreak, Sonar Tori-2 from Chandpur carried passengers like normal times on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Although launch operators are ordered to take passengers at half the capacity to ensure physical distancing amid a coronavirus outbreak, Sonar Tori-2 from Chandpur carried passengers like normal times on Monday, May 24, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Crowds of passengers at Sadarghat Launch Terminal were thinner than normal times on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a coronavirus-forced shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Crowds of passengers at Sadarghat Launch Terminal were thinner than normal times on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a coronavirus-forced shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Crowds of passengers at Sadarghat Launch Terminal were thinner than normal times on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a coronavirus-forced shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Crowds of passengers at Sadarghat Launch Terminal were thinner than normal times on the first day of resumption of long-haul transport services on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a coronavirus-forced shutdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi