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Increase of Traffic Congestion and Private Cars in Dhaka through Planning against Public Interest: A solution

Traffic congestion in cities is a global problem, and has been addressed mainly in two different ways: by creating more space and infrastructure for cars while banning other vehicles, and by reducing the space and infrastructure for cars while improving the situation for walking, cycling and public transit. The former approach has been shown to lead to great expense, more pollution, and increased congestion, while the latter approach has succeeded in resolved three wherever it has been implemented. In Dhaka, many studies, plans and projects have been undertaken costing crores of taka to reduce the congestion level, while ignoring international experience in terms both of what works and what doesn´t. If the present condition is considered to be the outcome of projects taken in the recent past, the effectiveness of those previous projects faces serious question.