Hino Chowrangi Flyover – Engineering Flaw?


Its been discussed among quite a lot of circles that there is a big flaw in the engineering of the hino flyover, specifically in this leg. It appears that the decent is at a very steep angle. This leg of the bridge is the one which connects the traffic coming from Baloch Colony By-pass towards Defence. Any ideas on what can be possible doomsday scenarios here?

15 Comments so far

  1. Planner (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    Hi All!

    I am Town Planner by Profession.
    The current strategy of CDGK will not solve the traffic congestion problems of Karachi. The more you widen the roads, the more it will attract the traffic. The need of the hour is to enhance the Public Transport, such public transport that force people to leave their personal vehicle at home and use Public Transport.

    As far as the hino flyover is concerned, it is correct according to engineering point view, cause there are certain standards of visibility that must be followed. The circular bent in Flyover at Nursery Sharah-e-Faisal is also qutie disgusting according to public point of view.

  2. Lies (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

    I’m a civil engineering in training. It looks fine to me. Angles can be deceiving. It might not make for the safest exits though, especially for our rash fast drivers, due to the traffic merging.

    Bottomline: From an international perspective, its probably fine. With regards to its use in Karachi, we should take into account the level of capability and preparedness to assume risk on part of our drivers and make changes. There, it might fail.

  3. Mazdoor (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    I am the Mazdoor who built this thing. The Nazim-e-Nala allowed me to apply my own creativity to build this marvel. Hence i shoved up some Niswar up my mouth and my hands did the rest… ohhhh blisss

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:53 am

    @Mazdoor priceless ;)

  5. SS (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 5:02 am

    I’m a thekeydaar for this project, this is what we call a Masterpiece and Marvel in construction. In one year I become a ‘chaye ka Pati’ to a ‘Karor Pati’ :)

  6. Paan peeker (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

    I am the guy who will spit paan peek and urinate all along this new flyover.

  7. Cyrum (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Mazdoor :P good one dude!

    Pan peix and urination :) is very common damn as common as people scratching groin in Public :) nothing new other 2 have said

  8. Cyrum (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

    Karachi Nazim-e-Nala Mustafa KUDAL is in hyper drive to complete Hino Fly over & Hasan Square flyover exit & entry points before S-election 2007 date is announced.

  9. nazim (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:27 pm

    Hi all. Im teh Nazim of Karachi and have absolutely no idea of what you guys are talking about. can anyone please guide me where this flyover is???

  10. mansoor (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    lolzz!! it seems like this post attracted everyone out of the woodwork :p lolz~!

  11. Bolshevik (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

    LOL! Everytime I think I’ve seen the worst here, our readers come up with a new definition for the word. Priceless!!! lol! :P

  12. AnotherEngr (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    The project is designed by NESPAK which is the one of the great engineering firms of Karachi. Its a pleasure for a fresh graduate to get their first jod there.

    About the descent: If it is 6% (6 feet vertical in 100 feet horiz) or less than its OK by AASHTO and AREA specs for visibility. Most vehicles are also designed by including factors acc to these highway design specs (this of course doesn’t inclue our vehicles running w/o any fitness check, consuming more fuel for lesser power output).

  13. Planner (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

    NESPAK is not great engineering firm of Karachi. It is nationwide firm!!

  14. Haseeb (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    I am the hotel wala that will be setting up a thela beneath this bridge. Please come to my hotel (thela). No spitting from above the “Pull” and no siasi guftugu

  15. Instant Graffiti (unregistered) on June 16th, 2007 @ 8:17 pm

    I am a wall chalker, and going to paint X-rated hakeem sahab ADs on this flyover along with “Dunia ka pehla perfume chowk” AD.

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