DHA City Karachi is an under-construction housing estate in Gadap Town in the outskirts of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The project spans over 20,000 acres and is planned to accommodate up-to 250,000 people.
Located 56 kilometers from Karachi, the community is planned to be self-dependent for water and electricity. The construction started in 2010, with master plan incorporating two theme parks, IBA Campus, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center, DOW Medical University Campus, state-of-the-art Liver Transplant Centre, 20 high school’s and 40 schools in total.
DHA City Karachi is located at a distance of 35 km from Jinnah International Airport, the largest airport of Pakistan.
DHA City is located accessible from the city of Karachi as well as Hyderabad by M-9 Super Highway. The project is situated at a distance of 56 km from the city core area of Karachi.
To connect the DHA City Karachi with the DHA, the project developers have planned Malir Motorway; the Sindh government has allocated funds for its development in the 2016-17 budget. The Motorway will cut down hour-long journey into just a 20 minute drive.
As per the DCK Transportation Plan there will be a myriad of road networks, major intersections, collector roads, service roads, roundabouts, one way regimes and the concept of using maximum public transport.
Public transportation consists of two street car trams, articulated modern buses, pedestrian areas and parking lots.
Bus Rapid Transit
The Karachi Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) has been extended to DHA City Karachi. Residents of DCK will benefit from the Blue-Line of the BRT System that will provide a comfortable and efficient public transportation system. This will facilitate a speedy link to the city center from DCK.
Three tram lines are planned for main boulevards of DHA City. These lines will serve commercial as well as residential areas of the city.