Corridor II begins!

Beware people! Like inspirex mentioned recently about the situation developing at the Millennium Mall intersection, the same situation will be likely all the way from Nagan Chowrangi to Sharah-e-Faisal.

“City District Government Karachi will start the construction work of 5 flyovers at Signal Free Corridor II from last week of August 2007. The five flyovers planned to be built on another busy track from Nagan Chowrangi to Sharea Faisal will be completed in least possible time.”

I wonder if this means that the ‘dangerous flyover’ at the Rashid Minhas, Sh-e-Faisal intersection would be rebuilt as well?

13 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

    BIG question is that did the last signal free corridor made any positive difference on traffic problem?


  2. HITMAN (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    Well I think it did. Now it takes me 30-35 mins from North Nazimabad to Baloch Colony instead of the usual 50 mins in normal traffic.


  3. HITMAN (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    The important thing is people/ drivers attitude. When people cross roads in a suicidal manner, drivers suddenly slow down for apparently no reason, buses stop wherever their masters wish, drivers dont bother to move their vehicles to extreme left in case of a break down or accident etc etc etc then even the widest roads i.e. North Nazimabad’s faces traffic jams.


  4. HITMAN (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

    BTW, I dont know y Corridor I is called signal free when it has 3 consecutive signals at Karsaz Road.


  5. Adil (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    If you ignore the problems during construction and as a result of the rains, corridor-I reduced travel time from Karsaz to SITE from 45 minutes to 10 minutes (even if you keep the poor driving by the minibuses). Here’s hoping corridor-II will be successful!

    (And lets hope the idiotic flyover on Rashid Minhas is redone a made like Karsaz flyover).


  6. silver (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    What is so dangerous about rashid minhas flyover??


  7. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    Hitman, the signal-free corridor starts after ‘the three consecutive signals’..I guess:-))


  8. zee (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 4:18 am

    Yeah but where the heck are people from Gulistan-e-Johar suppose to go? We have NO ROADS and now, they are gona digg up the damn rashid minhas road!


  9. Omer (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

    I have a simple question.

    How much more traffic can Shahrah-e-Faisal absorb?


  10. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:05 am

    I am not sure how much traffic it can absorb but a few points are very clear.
    1- We need the second corridor and more like these to contain the flow of traffic.
    2- We need a better mass transit system
    3- illegally parked cars need to be towed ASAP so traffic does not have to suffer. Incase you want to know what i’m talking about, goto Sadr at night and see how wide the streets are. They look half as wide with the traffic
    4- bigger, vertical parking lots need to be built to accoomodate cars in busy areas. I’ve already seen a few sprouting up.
    5- people themselves need to understand the importance of peaceful and sensable driving.
    6- PRAY all of the above will work!


  11. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    Omer:
    How much more traffic can Shahrah-e-Faisal absorb?

    the point is that all this traffic would alredy be going to the SF anyways so y not make it convinient for the people.

    with so many flyovers being built on the SF i guess it should be able to absorb the flow.

    anyways do you miss the old traffic jams?


  12. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

    Omer:
    How much more traffic can Shahrah-e-Faisal absorb?

    the point is that all this traffic would alredy be going to the SF anyways so y not make it convinient for the people.

    with so many flyovers being built on the SF i guess it should be able to absorb the flow.

    anyways do you miss the old traffic jams?


  13. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    at least some one is making an efforst, even if half baked. better then the status quo!!

    i remember going to Nazimabad in the late 70’s and 80’s to my uncle’s house and we used to wonder how big and good the roads were.

    i always used to think that some imandar tekhadar has built them and used to pray to allahto give him health and long life.

    anyone knows who was that tekhadar??

    if he is still alive then he should be given the tekhas for all khi roads@



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