Unbearable traffic jam in Dhaka

  • Bir Uttom Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s North Badda barely has space for two buses. Haphazardly parked rickshaws and cars have narrowed the street while buses make the situation worse by stopping randomly to take and drop passengers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bir Uttom Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s North Badda barely has space for two buses. Haphazardly parked rickshaws and cars have narrowed the street while buses make the situation worse by stopping randomly to take and drop passengers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many prefer motorcycles to zigzag through traffic congestions in Dhaka, but even the motorcyclists were caught up in long tailbacks on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many prefer motorcycles to zigzag through traffic congestions in Dhaka, but even the motorcyclists were caught up in long tailbacks on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Traffic congestion a regular sight in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor with the main road narrowed by metro rail project work, but the gridlock reached an unbearable level on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Traffic congestion a regular sight in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor with the main road narrowed by metro rail project work, but the gridlock reached an unbearable level on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi