Dhaka streets spring back to life

  • A view of Gulshan-1 intersection in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Gulshan-1 intersection in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of Gulshan-1 intersection in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Gulshan-1 intersection in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of Gulshan-1 intersection in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Gulshan-1 intersection in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Long tailback of vehicles developed in Gulshan Avenue in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 as offices and shops reopened after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Long tailback of vehicles developed in Gulshan Avenue in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 as offices and shops reopened after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Long tailback of vehicles developed in Gulshan Avenue in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 as offices and shops reopened after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Long tailback of vehicles developed in Gulshan Avenue in Dhaka on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 as offices and shops reopened after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Mirpur Road experienced traffic jam at College Gate as Dhaka sprang back to life on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mirpur Road experienced traffic jam at College Gate as Dhaka sprang back to life on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Mirpur Road experienced traffic jam at College Gate as Dhaka sprang back to life on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mirpur Road experienced traffic jam at College Gate as Dhaka sprang back to life on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • One lane of Airport Road experienced long tailback of vehicles in at Chairmanbari in Dhaka’s Banani on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    One lane of Airport Road experienced long tailback of vehicles in at Chairmanbari in Dhaka’s Banani on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • One lane of Airport Road experienced long tailback of vehicles in at Chairmanbari in Dhaka’s Banani on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    One lane of Airport Road experienced long tailback of vehicles in at Chairmanbari in Dhaka’s Banani on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • One lane of Airport Road experienced long tailback of vehicles in at Chairmanbari in Dhaka’s Banani on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    One lane of Airport Road experienced long tailback of vehicles in at Chairmanbari in Dhaka’s Banani on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The authorities have ordered operators not to take passengers more than the seating capacity after the end of a coronavirus lockdown, but buses took standing commuters in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The authorities have ordered operators not to take passengers more than the seating capacity after the end of a coronavirus lockdown, but buses took standing commuters in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Commuters scramble to get on a bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Commuters scramble to get on a bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Commuters scramble to get on a bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Commuters scramble to get on a bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2021 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi