traffic jam in dhaka

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 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Dhaka: An unwalkable city

A walkable city prioritises pedestrians over motorised vehicles in urban planning.

March 15, 2022
March 15, 2022

Unbearable today: Dhaka traffic comes to standstill

Ishtiaq Hossain, a private firm employee, left his home in Khilgaon at 9am for his office in Farmgate. The commute usually takes him 45 minutes, but it took him nearly two and a half hours today.

May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019

Writ seeks directive to curb Dhaka traffic jam

A Supreme Court lawyer files a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to form a special task-force to curb severe traffic jam in Dhaka.

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

RMG workers free Tejgaon road after 90 mins

The garment workers free Saat Rasta intersection (Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Sarani) in Dhaka’s Tejgaon area one and a half hours after they blocked the road demanding a hike in their wages.

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

Driving on wrong side a disease: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and general secretary of ruling Awami League, Obaidul Quader says driving on the wrong side of the roads is a disease, which most of the time done by influential people that creates the traffic congestion.

March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018

Colossal loss

Traffic congestion in Dhaka eats up around 5 million working hours every day and the average speed of vehicles during rush hours has come down to 5kmph, according to the Accident Research Institute of Buet.

August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017

Rain, water logging result in severe traffic jam in Dhaka

Moderate rain once again inundates many parts of the major roads in Dhaka causing severe traffic congestion.

June 18, 2017
June 18, 2017

It's same old story

Commuters suffered long delays as moderate rain caused gridlock on city roads yesterday. The traffic situation worsened as a large number of Eid shoppers poured into malls at the weekend.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Traffic goes haywire

Dhaka dwellers were stuck on city streets for hours on end in the scorching heat yesterday, mainly because of a Dhaka North City Corporation event and a procession of the education ministry. Standstill traffic were everywhere in the capital.