Dhaka traffic

Can AI solve the insanity of Dhaka’s traffic?

Before jumping into the realm of artificial intelligence, we should start with some old-fashioned “common sense”

Survival of the Noisiest

Living with Dhaka’s noise pollution is a gruelling endurance test.

Is the metro rail really opening tomorrow?

The limited launch of the metro tomorrow is unlikely to make any real dent in Dhaka's traffic problem

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.

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).

Dhaka traffic made worse by our unruliness

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

Road Safety in Bangladesh: Demanded, yet Undelivered

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

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.

The Fantasy of an Empty Dhaka

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

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.

March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022

‘Dhaka’s vehicles look so poor!’: Quader

Regarding unplanned development in Dhaka, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that Dhaka’s condition is sad and appalling to watch.

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

Dhaka embraces relief from traffic jam

On the occasion of Father of the Nation's birth anniversary, Dhaka streets are seeing significantly less traffic today than in previous two days.

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

As everything opens up, Dhaka traffic back in full force

Dhaka city residents were stuck on the road today as traffic came to standstill for the second consecutive day.  

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

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.

January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018

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.

October 11, 2017
October 11, 2017

Haatibaji!

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.

July 26, 2017
July 26, 2017

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.