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After Dhaka terror attack, new transport service signals return to normalcy

A terrorist attack in July killed 20 people at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka. Bus services in the area was suspended after the attack but new transport options have begun returning a sense of normalcy. (Kyodo via AP Images)

In three Dhaka neighborhoods marred by tragedy, new rickshaws and buses are signs of hope.

Bus service was suspended in two of the areas following a July 1 terrorist attack on a café popular with foreigners. The incident was part of a string of deadly attacks on civilians that have shaken Bangladesh’s largest city.

The Daily Star reports that the new transport services provide a return to normalcy with extra security. 

Cyclists on the new rickshaws, many painted bright yellow and black, will be on the lookout for illegal activity, the article says. They are urged to call a special hotline if they see anything suspicious. The air-conditioned buses are a welcome comfort after the service disruption snarled traffic. The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), whose mayor runs half of the megacity, teamed with local welfare organizations on the plan, the newspaper reports. 

The Daily Star

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