Saturday, 5 September 2009

Crap walking in Dhaka

Successive governments and Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) have always deprived pedestrians of their basic amenities even though they constitute half the commuters in the capital.

DCC entrusted with providing facilities to pedestrians has made it a norm to let Dhaka footpaths remain occupied with illegal structures, car parking, makeshift shops and construction materials, said experts.

DCC has only a 390-kilometre long footpath while it has 1900 kilometres of roads including major arterial roads, alleys and lanes, said officials.