Millenium Mall intersection reduced!

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The Millenium Mall intersection (at Rashid Minhas Road) has ben reduced in size by about 10 feet in circumference, which will help in curatiling traffic jams at this intersection during peak hours.

Traffic jams at this intersection start at about half past 6 as traffic from Dalmia, Shahrah e faisal and Gulistan e Johar converges here. The jams continue till about 9 pm, sometimes stretching beyond 11 pm too.

Just to give you an idea, if you head out here from clifton at 6.30, you will succhessfully cross the Teen Talwar jams, the Hotel Mehran/Kashif Centre bottleneck, the Sindhi Muslim turn bottleneck and nursery jams well under 45 mins. The jam at Rashid Minhas alone will often add 30-40 mins to your travel time.

Whats more, the work on this intersection started late night on Wednesday, May 17 and its already under significant process. It is hoped that by next week, the interesection will be all smoothed up and have traffic signals too.

9 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on May 21st, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

    Good News. Hope things work smoothly on other digging sites as well.


  2. IllusionFS (unregistered) on May 21st, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

    It started 12th May last friday (I saw them working at 2330 hrs). But thanks God, they took notice of it.


  3. Zami (unregistered) on May 21st, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

    Reducing the Millenium Mall round-about will solve “some” problem.

    They really need to build a bridge/flyover or a traffic light to control the flow!


  4. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on May 21st, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

    That’s good news but I hope they keep working on this with consistency, because they usually abandon the work site for weeks, Just before completion .


  5. Mariam (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 5:11 am

    Why there are no traffic signals? Isn’t that a problem here!!


  6. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 10:13 am

    Well Well Well
    How much time will one take to cross National Stadium, 2 minutes in normal course but today it took me 45 minutes.
    What the reason is?, work is in progress at national stadium and traffic is passed from back of national stadium.
    Whom should we ask?
    If any survey is been conducted by the CDGK before starting work in any area
    Do they know how many cars and busses passed by in an specific hour or in a day
    Many questions is in mind
    Is there a system in our Government Departments that their late comings will be marked and on 3 late they have to loose their 1 vacation and if they dont have any in spare one day salary will be deducted, I don’t think so. Who is responsible for the ones who suffer in their offices like this as its a routine at national stadium.
    Its about offices but what about the students who got late in their papers, that might result in loosing their years.
    Whom should we ask, who is responsible, its ridiculous as nothing has been put up on any news channel nor in any news paper


  7. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 10:20 am

    Coming from Karsaaz to Hasan Square via National Stadium is really a nightmare. It seems that we are buliding bunkers around the city, digging up like crazy. On univesrity road they have made intersections in the road to ‘smooth up’ traffic where in reality, it has not only reduced the lanes but also created a bottleneck. I don’t know whether the CDGK does any ground study and analysis before doing their ‘development’ work.

    By the way, is it possible to start up a thread to list short cuts and less-traffic roads from point A to point B. Say, I would like to know the shortest route to reach clifton from gulshan-e-iqbal and back.


  8. Adnan Mansoor (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    @Kashif Aziz: A post by the name of Karachi Map is available, where ALIAS and Khurrum are involved in some digital mapping of Karachi city. Do check out for yourself, if you are interested in getting the answer.


  9. yoyo (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

    I the problem at this point is worsened due to the fact that the U turns between NIPA and this round-about do not exist. This must creat a lot of extra traffic.



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