Parking lots @ Tariq Road

Only last night, I read about the traffic rules to be implemented and now it is about a parking lot at Tariq Road for 700 cars and that to be before EID!! Am I dreaming????

It is hard to imagine Tariq Road with ample space on the road to actually drive your car with some speed. All the years I have spent in this city, I have always seen life moving fast in the bazaars of TR with everyone from the street hawkers, rickhaw/taxi drivers and the grand mall shops making business.

Traffic is surly one of the biggest issues that an over populated city like Karachi has to face. With so many other problems that times and again have been discussed on this forum, illegal parking has always been significant. It was few days back when I posted about the construction of the parking lot in Sadar Area which is so far considered the worst place to find a parking place for one’s car, now comes this news of the Tariq Road parking lot and the few others that will be announced soon. With plans of so many parking lots being constructed I see light at the end of the tunnel.

10 Comments so far

  1. Ali Jafri (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    New Bridges, Roads, Parking lots these are not the solution for Karachi, we need a better public transport system, Circular railway and proper bus network, just like indians have implemented in New Delhi the Tube or Train system whatever its 45% below ground and 55% above ground i guess i ain’t sure but that is the only solution which should might help here in Khi.


  2. IUnknown (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    these are all just news
    to get promotion


  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    Only if Karachi circular railway is reorganized and made functional MANY problems will be resolved. 30% for sure

    New Bridges, Roads, Parking lots Only if Karachi circular railway is reorganized and made functional MANY problems will be resolved. 30% for sure

    New Bridges, Roads, Parking lots


  4. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

    @Ali Jaffri and Jamal Shamsi: Ever heard about laying the firt brick when the house is built.
    I talked about hope, the work done, I do not say will solve all our problems but yes, might help us at least in some way.
    We can compare Karachi with any big city, but practically we need to move and any step taken in the right direction should be appreciated.


  5. Ablai (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    @ ALI JAFRI, never use loser india as an example again. Baki sari dunya nazer nahi aati india ke tattoo… India is the worst model to be considered.


  6. no parking (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    ummm the said parking lot is being built on the jheel park….. i live next to it…. it is a hotspot for mobile snatchers…. good luck shoppers!


  7. ronin1770 (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

    the way they park cars here in a parking lot – oh God – they don’t care if they are going to block passage for any one else….

    – how much will be parking fee???? 15 to 20 rupees?


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  9. zee (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 7:12 pm

    Ok I have been there myself. They had the same thing running last year too. Though, now they are saying that they’ll have two more parking lots set up before EID. Finding a decent place to park in Tariq Road was never more easier than how I experienced it last year. It was pretty swift. The security was good but they told us that we are parking our car there on our own responsibility and that we make sure all doors are locked which makes perfect sense.

    Good show CDGK. With the addition of two more parking lots, TARIQ ROAD will become much more smoother for both the people who live there and for people who visit it.


  10. zee (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    loads of grammatical mistakes in the above comments. I am sorry about that, I am real sleepy here :S



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