Here comes another flyover

The flyover opposite to National Stadium opened up today. Smooth road, fun to drive on. Seems like that the pain the public had to go through was worth it.

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21 Comments so far

  1. Faisal siddiqui (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

    Where are the lanes. i dont see any lanes. how come its open to the public. though we dont care much about the lanes, i am just wondering.


  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

    the other one being build on civic center and epb intersection is still uncomplete and traffic misery still continues…


  3. sohail iqbal (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 11:49 pm

    This is a little off-topic but I was wondering if anyone is aware of a gym for weight lifting around this area?

    thanks!! i need to pack on some musckles..hehe


  4. Albayla (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 11:57 pm

    Lanes!!! for what??


  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 12:21 am

    i also recently used the single track of those 3 underpasses they were opened for traffic and they’re also in bad shape… infact the last one had too many potholes that even my suv seemed helpless agaist them…


  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 12:24 am

    btw the only good road that i have seen being recently built is the one starting from shershah signal(near dalda factory) towards Gulbai and all the way ending up at jinnah bridge(i guess its part of greater liyri expressway project… thats one nice road they’ve made..it really saves alot of time


  7. Kashif (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 12:29 am

    Glad to hear it’s open and i guess the hasan square one will be put to public before the IDEAS 2006 starts (last week of nov i think) so that cdgk shows its doing work in khi, however, this is all futile and people are at risk going through these poorly constructed, ill-managed roads.


  8. WASIQ (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 12:59 am

    Ya you can hang saddam seventy times if you like…but can you hang or even censure the mentality that says “gift to karachi”


  9. MB (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 2:06 am

    Kashif :
    Here is why they were in a hurry.
    http://www.dawn.com/2006/11/02/local7.htm

    But anyhow, at least for any reason they completed it. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a replay of Liaquatabad underpass episode.


  10. Rick Shaw (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 6:39 am

    Hi
    on a different note i just filed an official complaint at BBC because they did NOT add any pics from Pakistan. WHY WHY WHY. Here is what I wrote:

    Dear Madam/Sir
    it was a shock to notice that in the “Your perspective on the world” section of selective photographs, we did not see any images from the entire Muslim World, especially Pakistan. I would like to bring your attention to the fact that such strategic use of “Soft Power” is noticed across the World including Pakistan and makes the job of achieving world peace much more difficult. Are you trying to send a message that nothing sweet, fun or interesting happens in the Muslim World? or are you being openly biased?

    (India that seems to have been promoted in this segment is not a Muslim state by the way)

    this was the link:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6087470.stm


  11. xia (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 7:18 am

    I remember those days when Nazimabad’s flyover was completed. The first flyover as they called it at that time. People litrally had a picnic in the parks around it (with nashta and thermos). Ahh!! good ol’ days.


  12. IllusionFS (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 7:24 am

    Hats off to Maqbool Associates (the construction company for this Project) for completing it on time. To my knowledge this is the only company who’s been efficient and even the Nazim Sahab likes em. I know that the owner makes a hell lot of a money for the projects as well as the Tender Awarding body, but I also know how dedicated the owner of this company is when it comes to getting his work done.


  13. hakka (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 9:06 am

    Most of the project goes to mehran builders, an MQM subsidiary! So expect what you’ll get in return, the bridges and underpass will stand till the end of their government tenure.. No one knows what happens next…may be another “underpool”


  14. Kashif (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 9:38 am

    @MB: That’s what i said in my post.

    @IllusionFS: The flyover was due to open on first of Ramadan then they gave Ramadan 10th as opening date but it’s opened a good month after that. On time, eh?

    I really have no faith in current govt cause failing to plan is planning to fail, and that’s exactly what they are doing. Why don’t they have this IDEAS thing in cantt area? or in malakand?


  15. ash (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    Never mind the bbc, (rickshaw) ofcourse they are biased.
    We are probably going to see some mutilated beggar or flies on a dog or some mullah burning a woman or something dumb like that.
    Besides their pics include snow on bikes in alaska, – who gives.
    Id rather not be represented than misrepresented


  16. suhail (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    @Rick Shaw, of course they are biased, someone here mentioned a while ago, that BBC refused someone by saying :”Only Bad News About Pakistan Sells”. Not only BBC the whole western media is like this. Just one small example, i read a news on CNN website, A man had accidentaly killed his fiance, and later commited suicide due to this shock, Now!! this is the news they published from such a big country. On the other hand they ignored the big events like Intl Justice Conference or the Islamic Development Forum meetings recently. I agree with ASH, its far better they dont give any coverage to us.


  17. IllusionFS (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    Kashif, do you realise the delay caused by the rains?


  18. Kashif (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 5:42 am

    I dont think the delay was cause by the rains. If that was the case, why they gave opening dates on 1st and 10th of Ramadan? They are just a bunch of crooks and work only when got a pole up their backs.


  19. D0ct0r (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    rains might have no doubt caused some delays … but those completion dates were annouced after the raining session by our city Nazim… any thing happening here on time is simply out of question its as simple as that..


  20. ali Mohsin (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    guys…..if govt. do not work….you guys cry…
    when they have dun the work and completed the flyover in a respectable time period…you guys are still crying…
    For ppl like HA*** and KAs***, its far easier to sit on your PCs and comment….
    as they say: ‘Lots of people can brag around but only few are up for the moment.’ Few good things and gradually we can add alot to this city! but some canonly CRY!!


  21. Mirza (unregistered) on November 24th, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

    If you have mind set against city govt/MQM then no body can please you.



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