• Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
  • Last Update : 04:33 am

ED: Bringing bus companies in line

  • Published at 03:25 am June 25th, 2021
covid crowd street traffic
MEHEDI HASAN

Plans and subsequent measures taken to fix Dhaka’s bus system must be prioritized and streamlined

The nuisance of Dhaka’s traffic no longer comes as a surprise to any of its residents. A large portion of the problem can be blamed on buses rarely maintaining traffic rules, creating dangerous situations for passengers and pedestrians, and the lack of a codified bus system.

It is disappointing to see, then, that although such a project to fix this system has been in the works for the past six years, nothing much has become of it as of yet. The bus route rationalization initiative, which means to launch a bus franchise system in Dhaka, is expected to solve many of the city’s traffic problems. But due to delays caused by the pandemic, and numerous bus owners refusing to cooperate with the proposed system, the plan has progressed very little. Even much of the groundwork remains incomplete as of now.

Such negligence and reluctance towards a plan that could potentially resolve one of the major issues which makes Dhaka one of the most unliveable cities in the world is unacceptable. There is no question or doubt that we need better discipline on the roads, with accidents still a frequent occurrence, in conjunction with proper maintenance of the system that is eventually put in place.

This is especially the case for bus companies, which shelter several repeat offenders of traffic violations. If the project is to work, bus owners and companies must be brought into line with whatever rules are put in place.

Plans and subsequent measures taken to fix Dhaka’s bus system, and in turn its traffic congestion, must be prioritized and streamlined as soon as possible. 

89
Facebook 87
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail