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Bangladesh - Highway Data

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Bangladesh- Access

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Access to an all-season road

39%

 % of rural population

Within 2 kilometers (an estimated 20-minute walk) of a road that can be traveled by the prevailing means of transport all year round.

Based on Bangladesh HIES 2000; World Bank staff’s calculation.

Data show the percentage of the rural population in Bangladesh lives within 2 km of a bus station. The percentage of rural population lives within 20 minutes walk to a bus station is 40%.

 

39%-85%

Total Number of Motor Vehicles

852,476

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motorized Vehicle "Ownership"

NA

% households

 

 

 

 

 

Urban

NA

Rural

NA

Road Length - Total

270,565

km

 

RHD (The Roads and Highways Department), LGED (Local Government Engineering Department), and LGI (Local Government Institutions).

Roads under Pourashava and City Corporation not included in the above mentioned road classification Pourashava and City Corporations are responsible for improvement and maintenance of those roads.

 

 

Main Roads

20,735

km

Main roads include roads connecting cities and towns (e.g. national, regional, provincial) and are under national and regional/provincial governments.

RHD

Includes national highways, regional highways and Zilla Roads managed by RHD

 

 

Classified Rural Roads

78,495

km

Classified rural roads – roads connecting villages with local government centers and main roads, under national or local governments.

LGED and LGI

Includes Upazila Roads and Union Roads

 

 

Other Rural Roads

171,335

km

 

LGED and LGI

Village roads connecting Villages with Union HQs, local markets, farms and Ghats or with each other; and Roads within a village

 

 

Road Density in terms of

 

 

The total road network includes (a) motorways, (b) highways, main or national roads, (c) secondary or regional roads, (d) urban roads and (e) rural roads (Glossary of Transport Statistics, 2003).

 

 

 

 

Population

1.9

Road km/1000 people

Kilometer length of total road network per 1,000 people.

Calculated based on road and population data

as the result of 270,565/141,822,276

2.8

0.6-6.5

Land

2,079

Road km/1000 sq km total land

Kilometer length of the total road network per 1,000 km2 of land area.

Calculated based on road and land data

as the result of 270,565/130,170

745.4

 53-2,079

Average Distance to Nearest Transportation Stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Population

1.25

km

 

Compiled from LGED and RHD.

Averaged from 1.5 (LGED) and 1 (RHD)

 

0.67 - 1.25

Rural Population

5

km

 

LGED

Averaged from 2.5 (LGED) and 7 (RHD)

 

5 - 30 

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Bangladesh - Affordability

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Average Pump Price for Super Gasoline

$0.79

US $/liter

 

GTZ

April 2007

0.90

0.68-1.01

Average Pump Price for Diesel Fuel

$0.45

US $/liter

 

GTZ

April 2007

0.70

0.45-0.75

Spending on Transport Services

12%

 % HH Expenditure

Aggregate average of reported share of total urban household expenditure on transport services.

BANGLADESH SELECTED STATISTICS Encyclopaedia Britammica 2002

As of 1991-92, data show expenditure on transport and other (in addition to food, housing, clothing, and energy).

 

3.27%-12%

Motor Fuel Tax

NA

US $/gallon

 

 

 

 

 

Petrol

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diesel

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual License Fees

NA

US $

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle Registration Fees

NA

US $

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Transport Modes-Modal Structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) private car

3%

 

 

LBG-BCL 2004

 

 

3%-20%

b) train or tram

0%

 

 

LBG-BCL 2004

 

 

0%-5%

c) bus or minibus

12%

 

 

LBG-BCL 2004

 

 

12%-76%

d) motorcycle

1.5%

 

 

LBG-BCL 2004

 

 

1.5%-13%

e) bicycle, foot and other modes

64.5%

 

 

LBG-BCL 2004

 

 

 8%-64.5%

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Bangladesh - Quality

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Paved Roads

30%

 % of total roads

The length of all roads that are surfaced with crushed stone (macadam) and hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents with concrete or with cobblestones as proportion of the kilometer length of the total road network. The total road network includes (a) motorways, (b) highways, main or national roads, (c) secondary or regional roads, (d) urban roads and (e) rural roads. (Glossary of Transport Statistics, 2003).

World Bank staff calculation based on the data provided by RHD, LGED, and LGI

 

47%

23.7% - 81%

NA

% of 2 lane roads

 

 

 

 

 

NA

% of 4 lane roads

 

 

 

 

 

Ratio of the Length of Built-Up Areas (without separate service lane for local/slow moving traffic) and Total Road Length (for main highways)

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bangladesh - Technical Dimensions

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Logistic Cost (ratio)

NA

 

Defined as "average CIF (cost-insurance-freight)/FOB (free on board) ratio". The CIF price measures the cost of the imported item at the point of entry into the importing country, inclusive of the costs of transport, insurance, and handling costs. The FOB price measures the cost of an imported item at the point of shipment by the exporter, specifically as it is loaded on to a carrier for transport.

 

WB Logistics costs studies show the data for the South Asia Region: Cost for Customs Inspection and Clearance (US$/ton): Regional 0.07 -16.24; International: 5.94 -27.00.

 

 

Goods Transported Annually by Road

NA

tones/km-yr

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Transported Annually by Road

NA

passenger/km-yr

 

 

 

 

 

Private

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance Expenditures per km of Road Paved/Unpaved

NA

%

 

LGED 2001. Quoted from "Bangladesh: Bringing Poverty Focus inRural Infrastructure Development", by Mustafa K. Mujeri,
Recovery and Reconstruction Department International Labour Office, Geneva, November 2002

For cumulative year 1996/97 to 2000/01: 4374.9 (for paved roads), and 2666.7 (for earthen roads). Unit: million Tks.

 

 

Annual Road Budget

$ 743.33

US $

 

World Bank local staff

FY 2004-05: (a) for Primary Roads: US$410 million; (b) for rural roads: US$ 333.33 million; bringing a total of US$743.33 million.

 

 

Annual Road Expenditure as of Share of GDP

2%

%

 

WBE 2004

 

 

 

Annual Maintenance Expenditure

24.6

million ($)

 

RF 1997

 

 

 

Ratio of actual to required maintenance expenditure

50%

%

 

RHD 2004

 

 

20%-58%

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Bangladesh - Road Safety

 

Indicators

Value

Unit

Descriptions

Reference

Notes

Average

Range

Annual Fatalities in Road Accidents

85.6

fatalities/10,000 vehicles

Number of fatalities from road motor vehicle accidents resulting in at least one person killed (with 30 days of the accident’s occurrence) per 10,000 road motor vehicles registered. Included in the accidents are: collisions between road vehicles, between road vehicles and pedestrians, between road vehicles and animals or fixed obstacles and with one road vehicle alone. Included are collisions between road and rail vehicles. Multi-vehicle collisions are counted as only one accident provided that any successive collisions happen at very short intervals (Glossary of Transport Statistics, 2003).

2002 WDI

 

 

6-85.6

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