At a time when new projects are getting completed, it is the old ones which are being looked upon for faults. The latest (and till now, only?) project to come under fire is the drigh road bridge. This flyover, built in 1995, has some very major problems such as the on ramp is not clearly marked, and while coming from the airport, you inadvertantly climb the bridge even if you have to go straight and a railway track is running along the bridge ramp and the bridge could not be seen at night, which often result in major accidents when people cross the railway track to ascend the bridge.

The bridge may be demolished and modified to remove these problems in the near future.

Source: The News

8 Comments so far

  1. Ahmad (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    So if the mark is not there demolish the whole thing :). Why not just put directions board etc.? But since Mushy has pointed towards it, it will be demolished like everything else he put his eyes on.

  2. AhZen (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    so much for the signal free sharah faisal airport route…here comes another glitch..i bet by the time they finish rectifying the fault..they’ll find another in the newly built karsaz flyovers…..waisay i do admit it is a bit confusing that flyover when ur coming from airport..

  3. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    Will love to see controlled demolition engineering here.

  4. Concerned (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 4:11 am

    I didnt find anything wrong with the bridge. Agree you have to pay attention and if there was a traffic jam near the railway crossing it might be a problem, but why demolish it.

    It sounds like a waste of money.

  5. umar (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    i’ve always doubted the sanity of the designer of the bridge. it doesn’t eliminate the signal at the intersection, which defies the first objective of a bridge: to allow smooth flow of traffic. Secondly, the ramp on SF starts abruptly without any signs, which results in drivers unfamiliar with its presence taking the ramp when they actually did not intend to. Oh, and did we forget the bridge also COLLAPSED few years ago?

    I would be really happy to see the bridge redesigned/demolished/reconstructed.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

    sultani-e-jamhoor ka aata hay zamana
    jau naksh-e-khun tum ko nazar aain mita dau

  7. kidal (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 9:59 am

    Kashif, wasn’t this verse on ptv all the time back in the 80s? (assuming you’re old enough)

  8. Kashif (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    It may be there but i have read it elsewhere too :)

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