Hatirjheel is losing its charm to pollution

  • Plastic is one of the most polluting items in Hatirjheel. Paper, plastic tea or coffee cups, food boxes, polythene bags, packets of chips and other dirt garbage are found everywhere in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic is one of the most polluting items in Hatirjheel. Paper, plastic tea or coffee cups, food boxes, polythene bags, packets of chips and other dirt garbage are found everywhere in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People have to move around avoiding the heaps of dirt alongside the footpaths in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People have to move around avoiding the heaps of dirt alongside the footpaths in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic is one of the most polluting items in Hatirjheel. Paper, plastic tea or coffee cups, food boxes, polythene bags, packets of chips and other dirt garbage are found everywhere in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic is one of the most polluting items in Hatirjheel. Paper, plastic tea or coffee cups, food boxes, polythene bags, packets of chips and other dirt garbage are found everywhere in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • There are wide walking paths in Hatirjheel. Ironically, there are piles of garbage alongside the footpaths most of which are polythene and plastic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    There are wide walking paths in Hatirjheel. Ironically, there are piles of garbage alongside the footpaths most of which are polythene and plastic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic is one of the most polluting items in Hatirjheel. Paper, plastic tea or coffee cups, food boxes, polythene bags, packets of chips and other dirt garbage are found everywhere in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic is one of the most polluting items in Hatirjheel. Paper, plastic tea or coffee cups, food boxes, polythene bags, packets of chips and other dirt garbage are found everywhere in Hatirjheel. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child flies kite in the pile of dirt next to the footpath in Hatirjheel. The place is now a stinking disgrace to its former self due to being polluted by dumping of waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child flies kite in the pile of dirt next to the footpath in Hatirjheel. The place is now a stinking disgrace to its former self due to being polluted by dumping of waste. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Although there are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel, people are reluctant to use those bins. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Although there are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel, people are reluctant to use those bins. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People throw masks and tissue papers in the flower tubs once placed to enhance the beauty of Hatirjheel,,which now do not have flowers in it. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People throw masks and tissue papers in the flower tubs once placed to enhance the beauty of Hatirjheel,,which now do not have flowers in it. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Although there are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel, people are reluctant to use those bins. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Although there are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel, people are reluctant to use those bins. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The footpaths are dilapidated and some are not in a condition to be walked on in Hatirjheel due to carelessness and negligence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The footpaths are dilapidated and some are not in a condition to be walked on in Hatirjheel due to carelessness and negligence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • There are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel but due to lack of maintenance, they are not in a condition to be used anymore. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    There are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel but due to lack of maintenance, they are not in a condition to be used anymore. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The footpaths are dilapidated and some are not in a condition to be walked on in Hatirjheel due to carelessness and negligence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The footpaths are dilapidated and some are not in a condition to be walked on in Hatirjheel due to carelessness and negligence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • There are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel but due to lack of maintenance, they are not in a condition to be used anymore. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    There are garbage bins everywhere in Hatirjheel but due to lack of maintenance, they are not in a condition to be used anymore. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • There are wide walking paths in Hatirjheel. Ironically, there are piles of garbage alongside the footpaths most of which are polythene and plastic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    There are wide walking paths in Hatirjheel. Ironically, there are piles of garbage alongside the footpaths most of which are polythene and plastic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi