chaotic traffic

Relaxing traffic laws unhelpful

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.

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Traffic's trial with remotes

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.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Relaxing traffic laws unhelpful

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.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Law on cards to limit number of family cars

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.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

Gross violation of traffic rules

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.

August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015

Who needs a number plate?

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.

August 8, 2015
August 8, 2015

Fines and jail term are ad hoc measures

The Jatiya Sangsad committee on home affairs formed a sub-committee to find solutions to the capital's appalling traffic situation.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Improved signalling system!

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.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Analysis: Why automated traffic signal failed

A new traffic signal in Dhaka proves to be a disaster as the capital experiences a total breakdown of traffic control this week.

April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015

An avoidable public nuisance

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.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

Illegal Parking, a major cause of stifling traffic

WE all know that a large part of the choking gridlocks we face each day is due to the illegal parking of buses, trucks and cars.