traffic

February 17, 2022
February 17, 2022

Traffic woes continue to hamper people’s lives and limit the potential for growth

A few days ago I travelled to Kushtia, a city situated in the southwest of Bangladesh from my hometown, Mymensingh. As our car was about to enter the city, we were faced with a huge tailback of trucks, cars, buses, and vans carrying passengers and goods.

November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020

Living Life on Two Wheels

From speeding downhill to strolling solo, from racing in alleys to wandering in faraway wherever, the joys of cycling barely begin here.

May 8, 2019
May 8, 2019

Traffic chaos as hawkers, workers block roads

The beginning of Ramadan is when city dwellers enjoy less chaotic traffic on streets but yesterday, the first day of the holy month, people endured standstill traffic for hours in downtown Dhaka as agitating hawkers blocked several roads in Gulistan.

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Traffic's trial with remotes

City authorities have tried out a host of “solutions” to control chaotic traffic over the decades. The result? All the money went down the drain and the situation turned from bad to worse.

November 19, 2017
November 19, 2017

People bear the brunt of traffic chaos

City residents suffered dreadful traffic snarl-ups yesterday afternoon as Nagorik Committee organised a huge rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

Jam? What jam?

Surprise, surprise! Why are these headlines – Traffic goes haywire, City chokes on jam and so on -- hogging the newspaper pages? So what if the cars stop dead on the streets? Well, I did not feel anything and I crisscrossed this small city and reached all the spots on time yesterday! What was wrong with all these people!

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Traffic jam chokes Dhaka

Commuters today suffered in the sweltering heat on the city roads as most of them had to spend at least thirty minutes to an hour more than the usual time to reach their destinations due to an unusual traffic jam.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

No respite for Gulshan until 2017

If you visit Dhaka’s Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara areas nowadays, you will have to brace yourself for never-ending traffic, dust and mud. And there is always a risk that you may even fall into a ditch. The posh areas are now undergoing a development work including widespread road digging, which has led to this miserable situation.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

DMP bans stickers of various professions on vehicles

Dhaka Metropolitan Police will not allow use of stickers on vehicles identifying various professions like journalists, police and lawyers.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Not autorickshaw, public bus suggested for Dhaka roads

Instead of introducing more buses, the government is moving to allow 5,000 more CNG-run auto-rickshaws on Dhaka streets, which has the potential to worsen the perennial congestion.