This policy document presents the findings of the Government commissioned long-term transportation planning study for the greater Dhaka area. The objective of the Urban Transport Policy for Dhaka is to reduce congestion and improve transport safety to meet the demand of the growing population in the Dhaka area. The satellite cities, initially based on Export Processing Zones, will be connected to the central city by a modern mass rapid transit system. The city of Dhaka will develop a completely new modern and efficient bus rapid transit system. There will be an hierarchy of public transport systems created in which each vehicle type will be given a definite and specific role to play (modern, high capacity buses will carry large volumes through the main corridors; smaller mini-buses will serve the more congested areas; rickshaws and baby taxis will act as feeder services linking neighborhoods with the main transit lines). River transport will be integrated with the city-wide transport system by redesigning the ferry terminals and linking the fare structures between river and land-based transport.