Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Mr.Khan’s Safari Tour

After seeing this classic Jeep plying on Lahore’s roads, one can think about starting an Urban Safari Adventure Service for our tourists from the villages.

Mr.Khan might have already implemented the idea… :)

Ichhray Toun Jeep Chalao; Lokan Noo Shehr Dian Batian Wakhao!



Who’s missing the good old (noisy & smoky) Vespas??

World Usability Day 2008 – Lahore

World Usability Day 2008 - Lahore
At the occasion of the World Usability Day, the Interaction Design Center has organized an event at the UMT Campus on Thursday, November 13th. The event will consist of a series of talks, case studies, and a documentary screening. Every year the event has a theme and this year’s theme is transportation.

Three reasons you should attend:

  • Lahore is home to a lot of “interesting” means of transportation not found anywhere else in the world
  • Helvetica” is a great documentary
  • Registration for the event is free

So if you have some time to spare this Thursday, and are intersted in “Usability” either as a user or a creator, head over to the registration page and let IXDC know.

Gadhon ki Baraat

Donkey Road Trip!

Donkey Road Trip!

AIIA recently upgraded

According to a news post on the Helicopters Association International, Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport has most recently installed the latest Runway Visual Range (RVR) system by Belfort Instrument Company for better visibility and safe aircraft landings during harsh weather conditions. All this makes landings in Lahore a bit more safer if you just exclude some other kind of ‘threats’ elsewhere in the city.

Apron at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore

Apron at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore

We seriously hope security situation in the country keeps improving so that airlines that had previous plans of starting operations to or from Lahore and other cities in Pakistan and those who have discontinued their operations after a turbulent year are made welcome here again.

The lost German connection

Lufthansa plans to cease flying to Pakistan

Lufthansa plans to cease flying to Pakistan

Lufthansa plans to stop its Pakistan operations meaning that flights between Lahore and Frankfurt will be no more :(

Lufthansa Plans to Cease Operation in Pakistan

This sucks, but Lufthansa once again has decided to cease its operation in Pakistan. I was quite thrilled when Lufthansa resumed its service to Karachi last year and also included Lahore as an additional destination. However, service to Karachi was discontinued few months after resumption and now Lahore is also being let go. Sad news for Pakistan aviation industry, which unfortunately also reflects the state of our economy :(

Source: Khaleej Times

Risking your life at night

Let the wardens finish their day-long duties and the general rush of traffic get off the streets, Lahore’s roads become freeways of the wild. One can’t help notice the utter disrespect for traffic laws and a complete disregard for other travellers’ safety at night as most of the drivers just don’t care to bow before traffic signals.


This particular scene was snapped at about 2:00 am at Kalma Chowk in which cars are seen violating the red light collectively and quite bluntly.

Lufthansa to resume service from Lahore

Lufhtansa resumes service

Courtesy: DAWN

 Add to that a couple of more airlines including Virgin Atlantic who are in process of starting up their operations to and from Lahore.

 Now more choices to travel to Pakistan’s cultural capital.

Transformers exist!

Blame it to transformers

Maybe the ceiling of the Ferozepur Road Underpass got scratched by heavy vehicles that exceeded the height limit prescribed for the tunnel or maybe it’s an act of transformers. Similarly, in Islamabad brand new vehicles on top of a truck got damaged when the truck driver tried to squeeze his vehicle through an underpass a couple of days ago.

What a shame!  So who would you blame?

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