Thursday, April 25, 2024

DNCC to trial school bus service to reduce traffic congestion

News Desk : English-medium students from four schools will initially receive the service Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will pilot a student bus service for four English-language schools in its jurisdiction to reduce congestion in the city, DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said. We are seeing parents using their private cars to take their ... Read more

Illegal parking blamed for most traffic snarls in the capital

DMP says it has no adequate manpower, logistical support to solve the problem Illegal parking on city roads, reckless driving, lack of proper laws and weak execution of the existing ones cause traffic congestion in the capital city of Dhaka, said traffic management experts. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Joint Commissioner (Traffic), Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the ... Read more

Keep cars at home once a week to cut pollution

Speakers tell cycle procession Speakers at a cycle procession yesterday urged authorities concerned to take necessary steps so that car owners keep their cars at home once a week to reduce environment pollution, traffic congestion and dependency on fossil fuels. Only five percent of the city’s people ride cars which occupy around 70 percent of ... Read more

Traffic Congestion: Strict management can improve situation only 25pc

Speakers tell discussion Planned management of the existing roads and its strict enforcement can resolve only one-fourth of the horrendous traffic problem in the city, said noted engineers and planners at a discussion yesterday. Only a multi-modal transport system including roads, waterways and railways can provide a long-term transport solution to make a metropolitan city ... Read more

Traffic, life go haywire

Country caught in two hartal spells Chaos descended on Dhaka streets yesterday as the city struggled to cope with the rush of traffic after the two-day hartal last week followed by the weekend. With another two days of hartal beginning today, many office-goers, students and businessmen had to run important errands yesterday as to some ... Read more

Students sufferings remain unresolved

BRTC school bus service Students sufferings remain unresolved Despite a great hope that the special school bus service will facilitate the city’s school-goers and reduce traffic congestion through discouraging private car usage, it has already lost its charm as it failed to offer desired service. The school-goers are not getting the benefit of the service ... Read more

Private cars fill 70pc city roads

Call is for making rooms for public vehicles Public vehicles like bus; and cycling and walking must get priority over private vehicles to prevent perennial traffic congestion and air pollution in the capital, said environmentalists at a media briefing yesterday. The Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) along with Forum of Environmental Journalists of ... Read more