Empty Dhaka even after Eid holiday
Published: 09:55 PM, 3 August 2020
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The 3-days Eid holiday ended on Sunday, but the roads in the capital are still empty. Even though all the offices opened from Monday, the attendance rate was low. Those who came to the office on the first day after the holiday spent time exchanging views and greetings. Besides, many have taken extra leave with the scheduled 3-day leave, as a result, the roads in the capital were empty.
The bus, train or launch terminals were not crowded. Road traffic was also limited. Although many in the capital are at home as the entertainment centers are closed., however, some went with families by rickshaws on the empty road.
Due to the low traffic on the roads, the traffic police are seen to be lax in performing their duties. However, police and RAB vehicles were seen patrolling the roads.
Delwara Begum will go from Motijheel to her son’s house in Dhanmondi with her daughter. Although the bus service was normal, she took a rickshaw. “Such empty roads are not always available. So, we decided to go on a rickshaw,” she said.
Masum Mizan, an official of a private bank in the Motijheel bank area, said he had to go to the office on Monday as he did not get any extra leave. However, there were very few customers. “I spent time talking to colleagues,” he added.
Although the entertainment centers were closed on Eid to prevent coronavirus infection, many people were seen walking around TSC, 300 ft, Sangsad Bhaban, Ramna Park, Chandrima Udyan. Again, many people have been seen traveling in private cars or bicycles on the empty streets of the capital.