Commuting in Dhaka is becoming more and more difficult. While the number of cars on the roads is increasing every year, the number of roads has remained pretty much the same. Flyovers in the city create terrible traffic jam as they have not been planned properly. So to travel even a short distance, commuters often have to spend hours on the road. Apart from diplomatic areas and some other places, traffic rules are barely ever enforced anywhere in the city. Another problem is corruption. Traffic police are often seen taking bribes from those who break traffic rules. All these issues should be addressed to rid the city roads of traffic congestion and provide some much-needed relief to commuters.
Nabil Ahmed, East West University