New, faster elevators in HBP

How many of you have seen the new elevators installed in the Habib Bank Plaza building?

The elevators have a numeric panel outside (instead of the usual call button). You press the number of the floor you want to go to and it displays the elevator number on the screen (there are 6 elevators in HBP). Then you wait for that elevator and it takes you to your desired floor. There are no buttons inside the elevator so you cannot change your mind once you are inside. And the elevators are super fast.

I think these elevators are great, as they automatically assign people going on the same floor to same elevator, thus balancing the load on elevators and saving everyone’s time.

I saw the same elevator in National Bank building on IIC road.

14 Comments so far

  1. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    Kiya bakwas hai :(

  2. Jaywalker (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

    This is a shameless copy of a post by Joel Spolsky.

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

    MCB has those elevators too i think.

    thankgod i dont have to go2 II Chundrigar nowadays, otherwise i’d have had it!

    how’s the situation up there rgding the construction work?

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

    @mansoor got stuck on that bridge infront of Habib bank plaza for almost 2+ hours straight.. from railway gounds to that bridge it took almost 2+hours..complete chaos , poor traffic police clueless… i wasn’t aware that now they’ve dug up portion from Habib bank plaza to uni tower,otherwise i would have taken any alternate route..

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 9:26 pm

    *railway godown*

  6. pkhan (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:38 am

    @ Doctor ?
    Har waqt KEErae hi nikaltae rahtae ho? Baat ho rahee hae fast and modern elevator ,tum road ki ma behan kar rahae ho.Bridge and elevator are completely Two different things, Wake up MQM hater.

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 12:58 am

    @Peekhan if you read his comment properly with your eyes open then he was asking about construction work on chundigar road..

  8. Salman A. (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 1:06 am

    LOL @ PKHAN:
    “tum road ki ma behan kar rahae ho”.

    daz 2 funny :))))

  9. Concerned (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:04 am

    Good to know they finally replaced the lifts at HBL, I used to shit scared using them abt 2-3 years ago.

    Besides the topic this entire MQM – Anti-MQM issue seems to be getting out of hand. will ppl please control their anger. After all we are all Karachite first. Political parties come second.

  10. pkhan (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 6:06 am

    @ Doctor
    Are You the Project Manager for the Construction of road? So you are working for your Friends MQM.Good job.

  11. SELF (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 6:39 am


    MQM kee darhee main tinka..who mentioned MQM except you?

  12. amin polani (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 11:00 am

    Well it is nice to hear this , i was working as an external auditor in HBL during 2001 to 2003 back than they had these Schiedler lifts from Germany from world war II and they were really dangerous, u can get stuck and be stuck there for hours until ull have to jump on the other lift, there were three lifts on each side so if u r stuck in the middle u have 2 choices jump on the right lift or left lift and imagine if u r on 18 floor, they started changing them in 2002 and three of them were installed until i was there.
    It brings old memories thanks for bringing this up here

  13. axiomatic (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

    The elevators are at least 6 months old. Umer, you are not breaking any news here. Secondly, they are not exactly a technological wonder either. So what do you mean posting crap like this?

  14. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 7:42 am

    Sorry dude but UMAR, I think my dad can blog better than you can!! Seriously! YOu have got to stop posting stuff that’s crap!

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