How to reclaim flyovers as people-centric ‘green’ infrastructure

Characterised by a culture of ad hocism, these valuable urban lands below elevated road infrastructures rarely reach their full potential.

Neglected for 12yrs, bypass road being renovated by locals in Khulna

A major road of the city, unfit due to lack of maintenance for 12 years. Multiple complaints were made to the authorities but to no avail.

Govt can't shrug off responsibility

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the government cannot avoid its responsibility for the Chawkbazar tragedy.

HC move to stop wrong side driving in Dhaka

High Court has issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain by two weeks as to why they should not be directed to stop plying of vehicles on the wrong side of roads in Dhaka city.

10km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

A head-on collision between a truck and a covered van in Comilla has triggered a 10 kilometre long tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway.

Free footpaths in 7 days, Annisul tells shop owners

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq gives shop owners a 7-day ultimatum to free illegal occupation of footpaths and roads.

15km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

A 15 kilometre tailback has ensued on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway after a truck broke down on the Meghna bridge in Munshiganj.

People suffer for hours

Thousands of commuters suffered long delays yesterday as they had to endure gridlocks on different city roads due to a grand rally of the ruling Awami League at the Suhrawardy Udyan.

Quader for borderless connectivity among BBIN

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has batted for “borderless connectivity” with Bhutan, India and Nepal to “achieve fruit of the transport corridor” among these nations.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Bikers rule footpaths, pedestrians roads (video)

If you are told: Name a city where you can drive or walk as you like, the first answer would be Dhaka! Because people find their own ways to go around the city. Traffic signals change colors—from green to red to green again--but the drivers need not pay any attention to them. But even worst menaces are motorcycles zooming by on the footpaths or people darting through the speeding cars to cross the roads among the already chaotic traffic.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Modi speeds up capital spending in April to push growth

Prime Minister Modi ramps up spending on roads, railways and rural infrastructure in April to boost economic growth, after $19 billion in cuts brought public investment shuddering to a halt at the end of the last fiscal year.

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