Transport sector contributes immensely
to the economic growth and poverty eradication in the
country through various ways. An efficient transport infrastructure
is vital in supporting economic growth and improvement
of the quality of life of the populace. Roads are the
backbone of the transport sector in the country. They
are vital for the movement of people and goods and play
an important role in integrating the country, facilitating
economic growth, and ultimately reducing poverty.
Road transport in Hyderabad is by far the
most dominant mode of transport, carrying well over 80%
of passenger and freight traffic and serving as a true
backbone supporting the districtís economy. In Hyderabad
intra-city road network is a distinct road network comprising
of Arterial, Collectors, Minor Collectors and Distributory
roads / Streets with a total paved length of approximately
1037.97 kilometers. Latifabad is the only fully planned
neighborhood that incorporates grid-iron pattern of road
Hyderabad has been neglected since many years.
Most of the roads and intersections are either congested
or poses traffic hazards. Driving in Hyderabad has become
strenuous and time and money are also wasted due to forced
There is variety of problems being faced by the road-users
in Hyderabad. These problems include, but not limited
- haphazard parking along road side
of pedestrian facilities
on pavements and footpaths
of road signs and pavement markings
traffic signal control and street lighting
of heavy vehicles through busy corridors
land uses in CBD
Hyderabad is connected via rail network which
caters for about 20% of passengers and freight traffic.
The only airport in Hyderabad is now operational after
a gap of 10 years.
In Hyderabad there are 19 bridges in all,
out of which one is over the railway track, four are flyovers
(one has been completed, three are under construction)
and the rest over the three irrigation canals.
Although the maintenance of Hyderabadís roads
has been poor and problematic but in recent years District
Government Hyderabad has focused on this critical issue
and during last three years 371 schemes have been initiated
at the cost of PKR 8436.444 million. As an immediate measure
following schemes were initiated:
- Construction of flyovers and Underpasses
To address the issue of traffic congestion and to ease
the traffic pressure on road due to rapid increase in
car ownership, 08 Flyovers and 01 Underpass are being
constructed at Latifabad, Shahbaz Chowk, Hero Chowk,
Khuwaja Gharib Nawaz Chowk with Underpass.
The Flyover at Latifabad Railway Crossing has been completed,
which is the first ever flyover in Hyderabad District.
- Construction of bridges on three canals
The bridges on the Lined Channel, Phulleli and Pinyari
Canals are of old vintage and do not bear the increasing
load of traffic. Therefore District Government is constructing
five more wider on these canals to ease the present
and future congestion.
- Construction of asphalt roads
District Government Hyderabad is constructing all main
roads with Asphalt material. These roads are extremely
durable and long lasting.
- Rehabilitation of old roads
District Government Hyderabad has taken the task of
rehabilitation of main roads. This rehabilitation has
added the modern look to Hyderabad.