The pitfalls of development

  • Work on the bus rapid transit project work is underway at the Gazipur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. Long stretches of the road were covered in mud after several days of incessant rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Work on the bus rapid transit project work is underway at the Gazipur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. Long stretches of the road were covered in mud after several days of incessant rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Vehicles stutter along the Gazipur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway as work on the bus rapid transit project is in full swing. There is no corridor along the road for pedestrians to pass, forcing them to plough through the mud following days of incessant rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Vehicles stutter along the Gazipur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway as work on the bus rapid transit project is in full swing. There is no corridor along the road for pedestrians to pass, forcing them to plough through the mud following days of incessant rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Tongi section of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway is littered with large potholes down the middle of the road as heavy and small vehicles pass over it despite the risk of accidents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Tongi section of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway is littered with large potholes down the middle of the road as heavy and small vehicles pass over it despite the risk of accidents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Tongi section of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway is covered in mud on one side, narrowing the road to traffic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Tongi section of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway is covered in mud on one side, narrowing the road to traffic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Work on the bus rapid transit work is underway on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The road has narrowed as a result but shops have still been set up on its side. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Work on the bus rapid transit work is underway on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The road has narrowed as a result but shops have still been set up on its side. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Construction of the bus rapid transit project is underway along the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The work has left holes both small and large on the road, raising the risk of accidents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Construction of the bus rapid transit project is underway along the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The work has left holes both small and large on the road, raising the risk of accidents. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Work on the bus rapid transit work is underway on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The road has narrowed as a result but shops have still been set up on its side. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Work on the bus rapid transit work is underway on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The road has narrowed as a result but shops have still been set up on its side. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Vehicles stutter along the Gazipur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway as work on the bus rapid transit project is in full swing. There is no corridor along the road for pedestrians to pass, forcing them to plough through the mud following days of incessant rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Vehicles stutter along the Gazipur intersection of the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway as work on the bus rapid transit project is in full swing. There is no corridor along the road for pedestrians to pass, forcing them to plough through the mud following days of incessant rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove