Risky road crossings

  • Khokon Bhuiyan, who is suffering from various health issues including kidney problems, has to duck underneath a bamboo barrier to reach Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Hospital for treatment on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Though an overbridge is present in the area, many of those who come to the hospital are sick and unable to climb the steps necessary. No zebra crossing has been arranged to allow them to cross the road in safety. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Khokon Bhuiyan, who is suffering from various health issues including kidney problems, has to duck underneath a bamboo barrier to reach Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Hospital for treatment on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Though an overbridge is present in the area, many of those who come to the hospital are sick and unable to climb the steps necessary. No zebra crossing has been arranged to allow them to cross the road in safety. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Every day thousands of people come to the public hospitals in Dhaka’s College Gate and its surrounding areas for treatment. However, a lack of overbridges and zebra crossings make it difficult for pedestrians to cross the road. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Every day thousands of people come to the public hospitals in Dhaka’s College Gate and its surrounding areas for treatment. However, a lack of overbridges and zebra crossings make it difficult for pedestrians to cross the road. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Women squeeze through bamboo barriers separating two sides of the road on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Women squeeze through bamboo barriers separating two sides of the road on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Women squeeze through bamboo barriers separating two sides of the road on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Women squeeze through bamboo barriers separating two sides of the road on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A young man climbs over a road barrier in Dhaka’s College Gate area to cross the road on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A young man climbs over a road barrier in Dhaka’s College Gate area to cross the road on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man squeezes through a gap in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge a short distance away. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man squeezes through a gap in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge a short distance away. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man squeezes through a gap in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge a short distance away. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man squeezes through a gap in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, despite the presence of an overbridge a short distance away. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Pedestrians squeeze their way through narrow gaps in the divider between two sides of the road in Dhaka’s Mirpur area on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, putting themselves at risk despite the presence of a pedestrian crossing nearby. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove