The heart of Karachi’s financial district is I.I.Chundrigar Road. Just off the West Wharf, the road is home to head offices of almost all the major banks of the country in addition to a number of multinationals. The road is also a nightmare to navigate by car. At any point of time between 8:30 am to 7 pm, the traffic is bumper to bumper with donkey carts, swerving minivans and buses thrown in for a bit of dodge-em car practice.
I feel its time the city government took some steps towards rectifying the traffic situation there as well as the unimaginable pollution. I feel its time to invest in setting up parking multiplexes off the road, closing the road for privately owned cars during the day and starting a shuttle service. Any thoughts?

5 Comments so far

  1. aalahazrat (unregistered) on March 7th, 2005 @ 7:17 pm

    YES YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES!

    And I say this because I have go through that road so much.


  2. saba (unregistered) on March 7th, 2005 @ 11:04 pm

    Definitely! Parking multiplexes need to be built in all major shopping areas too – clear up the streets people!


  3. huma (unregistered) on March 8th, 2005 @ 11:02 am

    They do have a few parking complexes – but they’re not enough. The major problem on I.I. Chundrigar Road is the traffic – the roads are clogged, the sky, well its always black, and crossing the road at any time of the day is like inviting death.


  4. Sohail (unregistered) on March 8th, 2005 @ 8:05 pm

    Parking lots is a good idea.This may involve cleaning up empty lots,if any,or even creating empty lots to be converted into parking areas.Perhaps if the banks are given the responsibility to do this,I’m sure they’ll do a good job,and they can charge a price for parking on their lots.I mentioned the banks coz the city government is,as everyone knows,too slacking!


  5. Saad (unregistered) on March 9th, 2005 @ 1:59 am

    Oh yea Parking multiplexes are must not only at I.I Chundrigarh but also at Shahrah-e-Faisal. and yea over head crossings for pedestrians is a must.



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