Two wheelers are Safe or NOT!
Logistic services in Dhaka are growing rapidly. This logistic industry has two main issues in focus to solve.
First one is the sudden growth of e-commerce in Bangladesh. Although, we have seen a big boom in ecommerce sector in recent years, infrastructure remains an unresolved problem. This city needs better logistic services for e-commerce to grow. Ecommerce usually requires a different type of logistics support which regular courier services are unable to offer.
Secondly, Mobility has been a tough problem in Dhaka city in recent years. Sitting in a car or a bus for hours is a regular thing now. Traffic has gotten worse over the years. According to World
Bank, average traffic speed in Dhaka has dropped from 21 km/hour to 7 km/hour over the last 10 years. The value of time keeps on decreasing.
While, the only people not suffering much from this issue are the two wheeler riders. Pathao has started offering on demand rides from 2016 and thanks to them. Hope the concerned authorities will be more focused to the sustainability of its popularity. Nowadays there have been rising issues regarding several problems that users face frequently. As example, riders don't show up or they don't agree to go to the destination. Issues like harassing women users have also raised. If these issues are not solved immediately, in near future we will be losing another option of making life easier in Dhaka City.