City authorities have tried out a host of “solutions” to control chaotic traffic over the decades. The result? All the money went down the drain and the situation turned from bad to worse.
We are taken aback when the minister for Road Transport and Bridges goes on record to state that unfit buses are kept on the roads to ease public suffering.
The government will set the limit of private cars for a family aimed at mitigating the city’s horrific traffic congestion, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader tells the parliament.
Just days after two schoolgirls were killed within hours in road crashes at the Shahbagh and Matsya Bhaban intersection, reckless driving of buses continues unabated.
Motorcycles are swarming Dhaka streets where they whiz past other vehicles, ride on sidewalks and carry out the law defying act of driving on the opposite side of the road.
The Jatiya Sangsad committee on home affairs formed a sub-committee to find solutions to the capital's appalling traffic situation.
The horrendous tailbacks suffered by Dhaka residents last Saturday and Sunday were, we are informed the result of a new signal system installed by the authorities at a cost of Tk14 crore.
A new traffic signal in Dhaka proves to be a disaster as the capital experiences a total breakdown of traffic control this week.
WE are aghast by the shameful display of indifference to public suffering that Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan and his supporters had shown day before yesterday by bringing out a one-kilometre-long march, creating hours of gridlock across the capital.