A newly constructed boat shaped footbridge is ready to be opened to pedestrians in the capital’s Dholaipar area. The structure has been built on the Dhaka-Mawa highway under the supervision of Bangladesh Army to help people cross the road safely.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
Ferry passengers walking on the highway in Paturia after crossing the Padma river. With no public transport available amid the nationwide lockdown, they will try to reach Dhaka by hitching rides on pickups and other vehicles.Photo: Star, Anisur Rahman
The pandemic has plunged the people from low-income families into financial despair. For Johura Begum, it has caused great hardship since she lost her job as domestic help last month. Her ailing husband cannot go out for work either. Holding her two-year-old son Bishal on her lap, Johura waits for alms from pedestrians in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Wednesday. Photo: Palash Khan
a family on a rickshaw van crossing a checkpost in the capital’s Nayabazar.
Photo: Star, Anisur Rahman
Trains which in normal times would have been ferrying passengers all across the country lie idle at the Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. After eight days of activity surrounding the Eid rush, passenger rail services have been suspended due to a nationwide lockdown from July 23 to August 5. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: