Motijheel Commercial Area

Motijheel is situated at the heart of the Dhaka City. Motijheel Thana was established in 1976. The General Post Office of Motijheel is considered the zero point of Dhaka. Motijheel is close to the Kamalapur station, the main railway station of Dhaka. Motijheel is the main commercial area of Dhaka City. The head office of most of the major institutions and companies are located here. These include Bangladesh Bank, Sonali Bank, Pubali Bank, Agrani Bank, Janata Bank, Rupali Bank, Islami Bank, Eastern Bank, Basic Bank, Jiban Bima Corporation, Sadharan Bima Corporation, American Life Insurance Co., Dhaka Stock Exchange, Power and Water Development Board, and Rajuk (the town planning authority). In addition some government and private offices head offices are positioned in Motijheel Commercial Area. There are about eight shopping centers and twenty-one residential hotels situated in the area. Along with these there are street hawker markets on the roadsides of Motijheel Commercial Area where shirts, pants, other garments, perfume, electrical goods and so on are on regular sale. While goods are cheaper here, there is no surety about the quality of products.