Fly Over Of Hyderabad

By: Maria Lodhi

Hyderabad is the second largest city of Sindh. In its infrastructure, one of the parts is flyovers. Flyover is a road that is built over a road with greater capacity as compare to the road below it. If it is lesser in capacity than the road below, it is called an under pass.

Flyovers in Pakistan were planned by district government to reduce the traffic jam caused by the people here in Hyderabad. The construction for first flyover started in 2009 and at present there are six flyovers in Hyderabad. These include latifabad Unit 7, Halanaka, Sakhi Abdul Wahab flyover near railway station, Hosh M. Sheedi flyover at latif chowk, Shahbaz qalandar flyover at shahbaz chowk and ghulam shaikh kalhoro flyover at railway crossing on Hyderabad-Mirpukhas road.

Flyovers which were planned to ease the traffic congestion are either creating problems for the people. They are not as expanded in area as they should have been. They are too narrow for the two way traffic.

The narrow flyover increases the risk for the accidents and their weak boundaries that can be broken with some heavy hit, assure the death of the victims. The construction of roads and flyovers that are frequently facing the corruption by its contractor and builders depicts that they are weak enough to carry the heavy loads of trailers and vehicles. This keeps thousands of lives in terror that daily passes by such flyovers.

Moreover, the areas where these flyovers are built did not need it much. Some other places in Hyderabad such as Tilak incline near station road and Giddu chowk are the places where there is much more necessity of flyovers as these places almost everyday get stuck with heavy traffic.

Pushcarts and stalls below the flyovers create troubles for vehicles to pass through and these results in blockage of the traffic. The road below Hosh Muhammad Sheedi flyover is being used by the flood victims now days that is blocking a large number of vehicles to pass. All these six places where flyovers are built mostly need traffic signals to control the traffic.