Dhaka traffic | The Daily Star
  • City traffic in disorder

    The metro rail construction work on 8km of the capital’s key thoroughfares has made the chaotic traffic even worse, largely because steps have not been taken for better use of the narrowed down streets, experts and officials said.

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    Biswa Ijtema: DMP announces road, parking plans

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has issued a traffic and car parking management plan ahead of the 53rd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslim community after the holy hajj, beginning tomorrow.

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    Once upon a time city people have to go to the zoo or out into the jungle to see elephants. But now, people can find elephants, most of them in a sorry state, on many city streets as they are used for collecting money from the commuters. Take for example, people commuting through the Airport Road are seen panicking, when their vehicles were barred by an elephant, creating havoc on the road near Kuril flyover in Dhaka.

  • Action for taking bus wrong side: DU proctor

    Dhaka University authorities will take steps against those responsible for taking its bus on the wrong side defying warning. DU Proctor Prof Amzad Ali warns of action hours into the university’s Mirpur-bound double-decker bus Chaitali takes the wrong side in Shahbagh area.

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    ‘2 and a half hours and still on the road’

    If you are planning to go out today, a good advice would be stay indoors. Or face the consequence of being stuck in traffic for hours together.

  • Going Home on EID Highway Traffic Updates

    Latest Traffic updates of going home on Eid

  • 6 tips to save your soul if you choose to walk home

    Tired of the traffic jam? So you have taken up walking instead of waiting for hours on end on sardine-packed roads? Good idea. But before you start walking to your destinations, here are 6 important tips that may even save your life.

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    Opinion: arresting for traffic rules violation is a crazy idea

    In a country where corrupt practices dominate traffic rules and laws, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has prepared a draft law under which police would not require any warrant to arrest anyone for violation of traffic rules. Police lodge around 70,000 cases a month and there is a huge backlog of cases. Will this new law, if passed, help the situation?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WATCH: Does a cop have enough power to control Dhaka streets?

    Does a policeman enjoy enough power to control traffic system in Dhaka?