Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said that a city needs at least 25 percent of roads to maintain smooth traffic management. Dhaka has 9 percent roads.
The Home Minister said this in response to a question from Shafiqul Islam, a member of the ruling Awami League, in the National Parliament on Sunday.
Shafiqul Islam said in a supplementary question that there is no traffic police in the foreign countries. Even in the cantonment of Dhaka, the traffic is good. He wants to know whether steps will be taken to manage traffic through signal lights across the country.
In response, the Home Minister said that two crore people live in Dhaka. To keep a city vehicular, at least 25 percent of roads are needed to maintain traffic flow. There are 9 percent in Dhaka. It could be 9.5 percent if the elevated expressway is added.
Referring to the road crisis in Dhaka, the Home Minister said that traffic management was done experimentally through signal lights. Then the scene of Mahajat was seen. For that another plan has been taken. Working on how to manage this by involving the mayors of the two city corporations of Dhaka. It may start gradually in some places soon.Road needs 25 percent, Dhaka has 9 percent.
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