Jaywalking, the new normal in Dhaka

  • A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road randomly, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road randomly, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road randomly, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road randomly, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this image, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this image, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this harrowing image, a mother, who is supposed to teach her adolescent boy how to safely cross the road, is spotted attempting to cross the road instead by apparently forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this harrowing image, a mother, who is supposed to teach her adolescent boy how to safely cross the road, is spotted attempting to cross the road instead by apparently forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this harrowing image, another mother, who is supposed to teach her adolescent girl how to safely cross the road, is spotted attempting to cross the road instead by apparently forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this harrowing image, another mother, who is supposed to teach her adolescent girl how to safely cross the road, is spotted attempting to cross the road instead by apparently forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. This image is likely to be the most cynical of all. It shows a young man with an apparent injury, as he was carrying a supportive walking stick, attempting to cross the busiest part of the road by forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. This image is likely to be the most cynical of all. It shows a young man with an apparent injury, as he was carrying a supportive walking stick, attempting to cross the busiest part of the road by forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. Rather, they prefer to cross the road by forcing themselves through the temporary dividers put in place by the authorities. Some of them are spotted on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. Rather, they prefer to cross the road by forcing themselves through the temporary dividers put in place by the authorities. Some of them are spotted on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. Rather, they prefer to cross the road by forcing themselves through the temporary dividers put in place by the authorities. An unidentified man is spotted attempting the same feat on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. Rather, they prefer to cross the road by forcing themselves through the temporary dividers put in place by the authorities. An unidentified man is spotted attempting the same feat on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove