Dhaka traffic

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

Long tailback in Motijheel as RMG workers block roads  

Garment workers blocked roads in Dhaka's Motijheel and Kamalapur areas, demanding withdrawal of the authorities' decision of shifting the factories to somewhere else.

October 26, 2022
October 26, 2022

Tailback of Dhaka-Mymensingh highway extends to Banani

Commuters using the Banani-Gazipur route are facing immense sufferings due to traffic congestion created on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway since this morning (October 26, 2022).

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Dhaka traffic made worse by our unruliness

Must we add to the woes of Dhaka traffic by driving as we please?

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Road Safety in Bangladesh: Demanded, yet Undelivered

On this week, 4 years ago, school and college students protested to ensure road safety for all.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

There is just one way to save Dhaka

The notoriety of Dhaka’s traffic is now daily news. Civil society members have been venting frustration about this maddening crisis.

May 8, 2022
May 8, 2022

The Fantasy of an Empty Dhaka

One recurring discourse in Dhaka, especially before and after Eid holidays, is that of an “empty” city. 

April 19, 2022
April 19, 2022

Dhaka New Market 'battleground': At least 50, including journos, police injured

At least 50 people, including seven journalists, were injured as students of Dhaka College and traders locked in clashes again in Dhaka's New Market area this morning.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Dhaka residents starting Ramadan with unbearable traffic, gas shortage

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, there’s no respite in sight for people of Dhaka who had been dealt a bad hand to begin with. On the road, traffic somehow doubled, as anticipated, and at home, Dhaka residents had to endure shortage in gas supply.

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

Major reason for traffic jams? 70% registered vehicles in Dhaka motorbikes, pvt cars

Fewer than three percent of registered vehicles in Dhaka city are buses and minibuses, exposing the poor public-transport situation of the capital, where over two crore people live.

March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022

Traffic projection for Dhaka during Ramadan

After the government decided to reopen all educational institutions, Dhaka traffic has regained its former glory. The shift from online to in-person classes and work has highlighted Dhaka’s inability to handle all of the traffic, and massive infrastructure development projects are not helping either.