Doctors say walking is good for health, but the reality is Dhaka does not have walkway. Footpath and road stretch are blocked by keeping construction materials, by shop owners or simply by car parking. Gulistan to Sadarghat road is one of the most congested roads of the city. Students of Jagannath University, litigants of district court commutes through this road every day.
They face untold suffering due to the road side situation. Because, it makes traffic jam situation mores worse. The high court has directed the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Dhaka City Corporation to free the road within 48 hours. Court issued the rule after the hearing of a public interest writ petition was filed by Human Right and Peace of Bangladesh. Court also issued a show cause notice to police and home secretary to explain why they will not be directed to remove roads from road side and footpath.