The great empty in densely populated Dhaka amid coronavirus pandemic

  • With the river transport service suspended across Bangladesh, passenger launches are anchored on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    With the river transport service suspended across Bangladesh, passenger launches are anchored on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • The normally bustling pontoons of the Sadarghat pier are empty due to the shutdown over the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    The normally bustling pontoons of the Sadarghat pier are empty due to the shutdown over the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • The Buriganga takes a stilled, void look with no sign of life even on the Babubazar bridge. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    The Buriganga takes a stilled, void look with no sign of life even on the Babubazar bridge. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Boats moored on the bank of the Buriganga look like flowers in a bird eye view but the boatmen have no peace of mind with earning drying up due to a lack of passengers. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Boats moored on the bank of the Buriganga look like flowers in a bird eye view but the boatmen have no peace of mind with earning drying up due to a lack of passengers. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • DIT Road in Rampura usually sees no traffic during general strikes, but the absence of commuters during the coronavirus shutdown has made it an unknown palce to the residents of the area. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    DIT Road in Rampura usually sees no traffic during general strikes, but the absence of commuters during the coronavirus shutdown has made it an unknown palce to the residents of the area. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • An empty U-loop in Badda. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    An empty U-loop in Badda. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • The picture is no diffent in Rampura U-loop. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    The picture is no diffent in Rampura U-loop. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover’s Malibagh portion and Atish Dipankar Road are empty. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover’s Malibagh portion and Atish Dipankar Road are empty. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Vehicles can barely be spotted on the Mouchak strech of Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Vehicles can barely be spotted on the Mouchak strech of Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Motijheel, the commercial hub of Dhaka, is empty with all offices shut. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Motijheel, the commercial hub of Dhaka, is empty with all offices shut. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • No sign of life at Kamalapur Railway Station either as train services have halted. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    No sign of life at Kamalapur Railway Station either as train services have halted. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • No cluster of vehicles on Atish Dipankar Road. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    No cluster of vehicles on Atish Dipankar Road. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Hatirjheel, one of Dhaka's favourite hangout hotspots, has no crowd. The waterbuses are not in operation as well. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Hatirjheel, one of Dhaka's favourite hangout hotspots, has no crowd. The waterbuses are not in operation as well. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Hatirjheel is empty as panicked residents of Dhaka are staying at home. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Hatirjheel is empty as panicked residents of Dhaka are staying at home. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • The Sayedabad-Jatrabari stretch of Mayor Hanif Flyover is eerily empty. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    The Sayedabad-Jatrabari stretch of Mayor Hanif Flyover is eerily empty. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Mayor Hanif Flyover’s Tikatuli portion during the COVID-19 shutdown. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Mayor Hanif Flyover’s Tikatuli portion during the COVID-19 shutdown. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • With transport services suspended across the country, long-route buses are parked at Syedabad Bus Terminal. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    With transport services suspended across the country, long-route buses are parked at Syedabad Bus Terminal. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • There are no people at Sayedabad, a major transport hub, and Mayor Hanif Flyover. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    There are no people at Sayedabad, a major transport hub, and Mayor Hanif Flyover. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

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