An unnecessary foot overbridge is being made on the VIP road near Banani-Kakali intersection in Dhaka. The new foot overbridge, which is third in the area, is totally unwanted and not necessary for the pedestrians as there are two other bridges exists between 900 yards near the new bridge.
The existing two foot overbridges are more than sufficient for the pedestrians. In fact, most of the time they are not used by the public. Is the new bridge necessary? - when asked, the Administrator of DCC North Khorshed Alam Chowdhury replied, 'DCC makes foot overbridge when a road becomes too risky for the pedestrians to cross and if it becomes congested by huge traffic. The necessity is measured by survey. But the third overbridge near Banani was initiated by the previous authority of DCC. Current authority is only executing the previous decision.'