Assignment Name:
Traffic Impact Analysis of Diamond Bar Island Bridge (from DHA Phase-VIII to Bundal Island)


Location within Country:


Name of Client:

EMAAR Giga Karachi Limited

Completion Date:

January 2008

Name of Associated Consultants, if any:


Narrative Description of Project:

Bundal Island is an island in Malir River’s delta. The island is almost the size of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Karachi i.e. 50,000 sq. meters. The Island is situated a few kilometers distance from existing ‘DHA Golf Course’ in Phase VIII. Its view from DHA coast line presents an amazing sight to its viewers.

Land development in Bundal Island had been point of discussion for many years, until EMAAR Pakistan proposed this island as Diamond Bar Island City (DBIC). DBIC according to the developers shall be developed as a ‘Fully Self Contained City’ having various land uses for satisfying most of the traveling needs of DBIC residents as well as providing unmatched recreational facilities to the residents of city of Karachi.

Since DBIC is to be developed as an island, its internal connectivity to the nearest land would be via bridges over the sea. The project encompassed possible post construction traffic impacts of DBIC on DHA and nearby road infrastructure.

Description of Actual Services Provided by Our Staff within the Assignment:

In view of the above the study was conducted with the following objectives,
  • Analysis and review of various landuse categories proposed on DBIC.
  • Estimation of generated traffic during peak hours to/from DBIC in horizon years [i.e. years 2021 & 2026].
  • Estimation of lane requirements for DBIC traffic using the connectivity bridges in horizon years [i.e. years 2021 & 2026].
  • Analysis of capacities on DHA road network in horizon years and its comparison with study results of ‘Transportation Planning & Traffic Management Plan’ for DHA Karachi.
  • Possible traffic impact analysis in post DBIC development scenario on DHA road network in horizon years.
  • Analysis and review of possible routes to be followed BDIC traffic in DHA / Korangi sides.

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