Our Economic & Administrative activities and infrastructural developments are centralized in Dhaka as the Capital City. Nowadays, Dhaka is worst affected by acute traffic congestion that leads to loss of working hours as well as costly fuel imported with foreign exchange. Our economy is not in a position to allow this type of luxury. However, the only positive aspect of the acute traffic congestion is- it makes people read newspapers!!
In the era of globalisation, we can't keep ourselves isolated. If we compare Dhaka with other capital cities, we will be surprised to see that the average speed of the Dhaka city is only around 7.5 km/hour. Apart from lack of infrastructural facilities, traffic congestion is also one of the major obstacles on the way to foreign investment.
The issue must be addressed in right earnest.