Sharae Faisal deserted

Well, not really deserted, but the traffic was significantly less this morning. I cruised through SF without stopping at any red lights. There was no congestion, no bottle necks. Even Regent Plaza intersection was a smooth passage. That’s very unusual for SF. Anyone knows why? Is this because of the president? Why the opposite effect? Is this a dream? Someone pinch me, please!

19 Comments so far

  1. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 10:53 am

    Umar, enjoy while it lasts buddy.

  2. Zain (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

    Umar, buddy you were early today, it was 7 AM :) kidding….

    Should have called me to have a race on SF??


  3. umar (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    zain… im sure my CNG powered alto cannot compete with your car… but i would still love to do it… how about we schedule it sometime and have someone video tape it? would be an awesome video blog for KMB…

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    LoL! im not much into races…. warna would’ve taken up the offer.

  5. IllusionFS (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 1:05 pm

    ‘ab meri haddion mein itna dumm kahan’

  6. Inspirex (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    I drove out at 9.30…and was really shocked…
    There was relly less traffic today!

  7. Omaer (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

    I guess everyone’s taking heed to the warning given out earlier about the “Big Guy” being in town and to avoid SF :)

  8. Zain (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:43 pm


    Oh great! Choose your competition. CNG powered Cultus ’06 or the massively loaded Civic ’95!

    I guess Cultus would be fine for this friendly race. I am all for it. Win does not matter! Lets do it and indeed have someone record it. Lets give readers a different kind of video post!!

  9. Zain (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:46 pm

    Illusion, Mansoor. Yaar come on. Lets do it. Would be fun na…..

    We will block a section of SF going to Dunkin donuts from Nursery for 3 minutes.. The video guy would stand near Union Bank building.. We will start the race from Shell pump and end it few meters before Dunkin…

    Umar, see my plan… hai na lash pash…

  10. Zain (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

    time: moring 6 o’ clock..

  11. Zain (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

    Time: Morning 6.30 AM

  12. umar (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    no the cameraman would be in another car following us… i would also recommend a commentator.

  13. Azeem Jiva (unregistered) on July 26th, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

    Ahh too bad I can’t be there, I think my Maxima can take you guys :)

  14. Zain (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 12:43 am

    hey azeem, don’t worry we’ll send u the video of karachi metblog grandprix 2006..

  15. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 1:27 am

    “cruised through SF without stopping at any red lights”

    did you find the signals green or did you literally went through red lights?

  16. Zain (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 9:39 am

    Faisal, what a question and concern.. cool.. Umar will answer..

  17. umar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    faisal, if you know SF, all the traffic lights are shut down in the morning and cops are controlling the traffic. when i said i didnt stop at any red lights, it meant i didnt stop at any intersection

  18. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 1:34 am

    Glad to hear that.

    whats the story with the lights turned off in the morning rush hour. what about late in the evenning and early mornings.

  19. mansoor (unregistered) on July 28th, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    faisal: its the same.. the automated system here sucks BIG TIME! plus, us ppl are a sticker for danda… plus the traffic cops want ppl to ticket so they can meet their quotas. Bring them all together, and you have manual (although controlled centrally via wireless) regulation of traffic.. which IMO is done pretty impressively!

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