Entry Title: "City Bus"
Name: Md Enamul Hasan , Bangladesh
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective, Student


Entry Description: Dhaka faces traffic jam, transportation problem, poor service quality. Now the city has a hazardous, expensive and slow transport system. People of this city facing high risk everyday. The traffic and transport problems are going to be more chaotic in near future.

Story: Once a city of gardens and mosques, which the rulers chose to make their capital, Dhaka is now gripped by a large base of increasing number of poor population. Every year the city is expanding on an average ratio of 3.1 percent. But infrastructures and environmental protection are not developing in a sustainable way. The city is being extended outward more than planning. The authorities are neither prepared nor seriously concerned about preparations for future. Dhaka faces traffic jam, transportation problem, poor service quality. Now the city has a hazardous, expensive and slow transport system. According to Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) sources, the city has only 7.9 percent road capacity against a standard 25 percent. The traffic and transport problems are going to be more chaotic in near future. It is difficult to visualize how the authorities will mange a metropolis in future many folds bigger than what it is today.

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