Dhaka's misty skyscrapper
Sadarghat at night aerial view (pic unknown websites)
Buriganga River, Dhaka: In the distant past, a course of the Ganges river used to reach the Bay of Bengal through the Dhaleshwari river. This course gradually shifted and ultimately lost its link with the main channel of the Ganges and was renamed as the Buriganga. It is said that, the water level during high and low tides in this river astonished the Mughals.
Dhaka is situated on the bank of river Buriganga, the river is its heart and soul. The Ahsan Manzil, Borokatra, Choto katra, Ruplal house, North Brook Hall face Buriganga. Coasters, Launches and country boats provide connection to the other parts of Bangladesh, a largely riverine country. Due to siltation, large steamers can no longer go through the river channel in the dry season. In 1989, a bridge (the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge) was built over the river for vehicles and pedestrians. In 2001, a second bridge over the river was built at Babubazaar for vehicles and pedestrians. Efforts are being made to improve its environment.
Buriganga river in May 2007;