With the average traffic speed in Dhaka at a pathetic 7km/h, it has become imperative that the government implement its Bus Rapid Transit routes as fast as possible.
While other countries have done this exact same thing with aplomb, Bangladesh has been trying to do so for the last 20 years, and failing.
For any major metropolis, BRT routes are essential -- they are cheaper and faster, and require little construction.
These projects are constantly held up by corrupted officials, miscalculations, poor planning, and dodgy estimations.
It is about time this stopped.
For the people of Dhaka, traffic congestion is no joke.
The government would do well to listen to the people and work towards sustainable long-term solutions such as the BRT and the MRT to improve the current traffic situation of the capital.