Jauhar Morr Flyover

No sooner than the three flyovers of Karsaz, National Stadium and Hassan Square open up to public, than the CDGK embarks on yet another development project to alleviate the problems of its citizens. This time its to bridge Jauhar Morr to Millenium Mall at a cost of 550 million.

From the experience of the last three, its no doubt going to be a painful process. But atleast i’m optimistic of the outcome. The previous three have done much to un-jam the perpetually clogged intersections of Karsaz, National Stadium and Hassan Square and one can now breeze through these instead of moving bumper to bumper.

8 Comments so far

  1. Inspirex (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    i was just about to make the same post!!
    for one part, im relieved at the road rehabilitation thats finally “about” to take place…lets hope that gets done soon.

    Concerned deeply about the extensive jams this new construction project will cause…and even more concerned about the quality of construction.

    I took a trip on the karsaz overpass and the stadium overpass. Neither of them are actually a straight stretch of road! The FTC flyover is no good either. So far, I believe the best is the KPT bridge near keamari.

  2. Ahmad (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    Flyovers are not a solution to everything. Cities choose mass transit options. Better start building monorail system to reduce number of vehicles on road, otherwise at one point or another there will be a traffic jam and will end up building flyover at every intersection..

  3. MB (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    We neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed better transport system damn it……….
    Where has the 1956 plan for Karachi Mass transit gone ?. We need a solution for 100 years & not 10 or 20 years. Flyovers are necessary but not the solution. You gonna find out why, just wait 10 years.

  4. tooba (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    It might be a good decision only if they can ensure the quality of construction like Imtiaz said. The Hassan Square flyover was closed for public a day or 2 after its opening. it’s open again now but the question of quality remains…

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 3:20 am

    @AHMAD,MB….believe me iam not against it,but we don’t need it at the moment atleast for another ten to fifteen years….give or take…if we have it now it will be a luxuary and a huge burden on the city financially (more taxes and price of peanuts extra Rs 20/-)….we could save the money and invest in long term now if thats ok with the rats…..Btw could you guys tell me what three points in the city you would like to be connected by the mass transit system and why..? do you believe that after the KMC building being declared”OLD” and *USELESS* there is such a place usually called a Downtown…?

  6. Imran (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 5:20 am

    Mansoor, flyovers are great efforts to reduce our problems, in the short terms, but its not a permanent solution. As MB promptly asked where did the 1956 Mass Transit plan go.
    I personally think Karachi needs the following.
    Comprehensive transport plan, like mono rail or Metro.
    Comprehensive bus system running on time to help connect routes.
    Teach people some road senses so they don’t at least Jam traffic by themselves. (I will soon blog over it on my Yahoo blogging)
    Removal of possible congestion on the roads i.e widening of roads, encroachment removal and bridging.

    I suggest my fellow bloggers, who have more of an eagle eye, come up with those possible ideas to where and what and once we agree on a model, lets put them up to the authorities.

  7. Kamran (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    Dude: the Karsaz flyover is the best flyover in the whole pakistan ,it can be compare with any dubai or middileeast project.U should be optimistic not to criticize alway .We r the nation who always criticize thats y we r here.If someone do good for ur city u should be appreciate and should bear little pain ,infact these are the works which should have been completed 10 years before,we r late ,infact very late.If some starts it ,we should appreciate him.I agree this is not the permanent solution ,but it can give u time for 10 to 15 years,and then i hope we will move towards Mass Transist way.Insha Allah.
    God Bless Karachi
    God Bless Pakistan.

  8. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 8:25 pm


    Consider the Delhi Example, their metro rail takes about 4 lacs passenger daily. The amount of Cars from the roads must have reduced drastically. In Singapore there is exorbitant tax on Cars, forcing majorities to use Mass Transport.

    Karachi is expanding like hell and getting connected to Gawadar and Bundal & Bundoo Islands. There will be huge influx of population in coming 10 years.

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