Dhaka City’s Transportation Problem: Is There Any Solution?

13 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last revised: 13 Feb 2010

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Bijon B. Sarma

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Date Written: September 20, 2009


The governments of the territory previously known as East Pakistan and now, Bangladesh have been found to take many costly measures for solving the transportation problem of Dhaka city. However, in place of solving, each of their programs has increasingly aggravated the problem. In this article we have endeavored to find out the causes of these multiple failures. After analyzing these causes we have also presented the probable solution. While the problem of transportation of Dhaka city is the problem of a single city, in the country it is extremely importance because this one is the capital city of Bangladesh. We have opined that Dhaka’s transport problem is caused among others by the vehicles coming from all corners of the country. Naturally this part of the problem is beyond the reach of the urban authorities and has to be addressed in the national level. We have also shown that various governments took up programs which have profusely enriched the concerned technical and administrative personnel. Even though the problem could have been addressed in unique way applicable in the context of Bangladesh, neither the planners and other experts nor the government ever endeavored to do the same. On the other hand they followed examples followed by countries having entirely different context. The transportation problem needs immediate solution. Its solution would act as blessing not only for Dhaka city, but for the entire country.

Keywords: User friendly planning, Flyovers, Expressways, Transport problem, Traffic jam

Suggested Citation

Sarma, Bijon Behari, Dhaka City’s Transportation Problem: Is There Any Solution? (September 20, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1476115 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1476115

Bijon Behari Sarma (Contact Author)

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