Transportation System Of Dhaka City

1746 Words Dec 6th, 2016 7 Pages
1.1 Introduction
Despite the crucial function of public buses plying in developing countries, their roles are disrupted for different reasons. Transportation system of Dhaka city is under huge challenge of managing growing number of private cars and non-motorized vehicles. Traffic congestion had become an everyday scenario of this city. Policy maker consider increasing the number of public buses as solution in most cases. Bus behavior in Dhaka varies significantly depending on the drivers and conductors operating them. Skipping of stoppages, cutting routes short, and dwelling for very long periods at the curb occur unpredictably, although this is more often observed in local buses. These annoyances to travelers can vary between off-peak and on-peak periods, and it is for these reasons that many travelers choose to avoid riding buses (Zahir et al. 2000). A common complaint from bus riders in Dhaka include long waits for buses, unexpected delays while the bus is moving, lack of comfort, and long walks from origins and destinations to the bus stops (Hoque et al. 2005).
1.2 Problem Statement
The transportation system of Dhaka city is predominantly road based. Although there is a limited use of waterways along the river Buriganga, within the metropolitan area yet the rail and water transport is almost absent as a city public transport. Buses are the only available organized mass public transport system in Dhaka. However, the city is planning to have bus rapid transit (BRT)…
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