Restriction on rickshaws
Government is constructing flyovers at different points of Dhaka city and has restricted movement of rickshaws in some areas for improving the traffic jam. I am doubtful whether this will reduce the traffic jam. Main reasons of traffic jam are: grabbing of footpaths by hawkers, road side parking and evading of traffic rules.
Government has imposed restriction on the movement of rickshaws without arranging an alternative mode of transport for the common people. Worst sufferers are the school going children. In the morning time parents wait helplessly with their school going children for a rickshaw. Some rickshaw pullers cannot go to the specific destination due to restriction. Even if one gets a rickshaw to go to the desired destination, the rickshaw puller demands abnormally high fare, as the main road is restricted for his use and he has to use a zigzag road for going to the specific destination.
I request the authorities concerned to introduce some transport which may be used as a substitute of a rickshaw for travelling short distance. At the same time, I also request to remove all shops/garages from footpath and stop roadside parking so that people can walk comfortably to their destination.