Transport

Understanding Karachi’s Traffic Problems

Karachi’s traffic and transport problems are increasing rapidly. There are huge traffic jams every day inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of commuters; pavements and even entire streets have been encroached upon at all key transit locations,...

Karachi Mass Transit: What we can learn from others

Recently, a seminar on rail based mass transit systems was arranged in Karachi by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Pakistan and the Mass Transit Cell of the Karachi City Government. In a paper...

Livelihood Substitution DFID Karachi Research: Lyari Expressway

1.  Background The Northern Bypass was proposed by the Karachi Master Plan 1975 – 85. If the Bypass had been built, all port related traffic which now passes through the city, would have been redirected...

Lyari Expressway Controversy

PREAMBLE The Northern Bypass was proposed by the Karachi Master Plan 1975-85. If the bypass had been built, all port related traffic, which now passes through the city, would have been redirected through it to...

No to the Lyari Expressway

The immense humanitarian disaster (physical, social and economic) that is being created as a result of the building of the Lyari Expressway has been covered by the press. Urban planning considerations for and against the...

Understanding Karachi: Planning and Reform for the Future

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A Master Plan for The Karachi Circular Railway at Last

Engineering Consultants International (Pvt.) Limited (ECIL) were appointed as consultants by the Government of Sindh last year for the rehabilitation and extension of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR). Over the past two months they have...

Karachi Circular Railway Update

The government of Sindh has recently appointed Engineering Consultants International (ECIL) as consultants for preparing what is termed as a Viable Implementation Plan for the Revitalisation of the Circular Railway. ECIL is a Pakistani engineering...

The Northern Bypass and the Lyari Expressway

The Northern Bypass was proposed by the Karachi Master Plan 1975-85. If the bypass had been built, all port related traffic which now passes through the city, would have been redirected through it to the...

Aurat Foundation’s View on the Proposed National Transport Policy for Pakistan

Aurat Foundation strongly feels that the principles it has set out are important because structural readjustment, world trade tariffs and the repercussions of the development of a global economy are increasing poverty of which Pakistani women and children are the prime victims.

Karachi’s Traffic: The Infrastructure Issues

Traffic jams are becoming common in Karachi. Their main cause is the absence of effective traffic management. However, congestion on Karachi roads can be considerably reduced, management made much easier and environmental degradation for the...

Planning for Karachi: An Agenda for Citizens and NGOs

Planning, like politics, is the art of the possible. Therefore, planning can only be effective if it relates to the social, economic and political reality of the society and region it is meant for. For...

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