Citizens risk their lives to cross roads at Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in the capital, just yards away there is a footbridge on the other side.
Dhaka has been rated as the least liveable location among the 140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Global Livability Survey released yesterday found the Bangladeshi capital downgrading one step from the rank of second worst city to live in.
Last year, Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, became the least desirable destination.
Dhaka's score, however, remains unchanged -- 38.7 out of 100.