KMB Hack That Saves 15 Mins Every Day!

This post could be useful for those who use FTC bridge on their way from Defence/Kalapul to reach Shahrah-e-Faisal during peak traffic hours. A lot of friends fall under this category and have asserted the hack’s usability and are now an addict to the same. KMB presents this for the masses here:

The FTC bridge end that lands at SF is generally controlled by a traffic policeman trying to regulate the same so that SF traffic can flow smoothly. For a number of weeks, the very area is also a scene of some chronic ground digging that has rendered the road bumpy. Both these factors clog up the entire semi-circle of the bridge section and traffic headed for SF just sticks there for eternity. It takes at least ten and at times even fifteen minutes for the motorist to reach from the top of the bridge to SF via this route.

Like a close secret that travels seena-ba-seena (chest-to-chest) from one person to another, a friend of mine told me a hack that just works, everyday! Such is the usability of the hack that he wanted me not to tell anyone else lest the secret would no longer remain one!

The hack is to take left instead of right from the top of the bridge (better if you start off the bridge’s climb in the left-most lane as it is the fastest moving one) and get down the bridge on the part that connects to Sadar area. Once on ground, move forward (do not take the wrong, over-the-island cut that some people have started using), take a proper U-turn and move back towards Shahrah-e-Faisal. Now you would be under the bridge and will find very little resistance to join the main stream of traffic which would be moving at a faster rate.

Avoid looking with mercy to your left where the policemen and the road bumps are holding the non-KMB readers in long queues of wait! :)

p.s: This hack is 100% ethical, does not break any traffic rules and can save you over 400 minutes of stuck-on-the-road every month!

12 Comments so far

  1. Barrister Ali K.Chishti (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

    Alas, a useful post. I just wish that someday I see ‘end to commuting on roads’ – I won’t
    Be seeing that in my lifetime at least.
    Imagine how much time we spend on bloody roads, going through the messy roads,
    Those hounding beggers,
    Those die-hard motor cyclists, those killer public transport buses and god know what.

    If I count, I spend at least three hours at least in commuting everyday ( that’s covers office/leisure/social only) ; multiply that with 6 and it comes out to 18 bloody hours on roads (excluding Sundays) per week on road.

    I wish I could save those useless 18 hours so that I could utilize those 18 hours drowned in alcohol with mates,
    or playing good old golf / squash or spending extra private moments with wifeee instead.

    We need a underground metro / tube a.s.a.p !!!!!!!!!

    Regards,
    Barrister Ali K.Chishti


  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    Awesome hack – makes perfect sense, thanks for letting the secret out LOL


  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

    one thing is for sure,if your friend reads this post he won’t be sharing any more secrets with you…and if everyone started using the other ramp then that very same traffic policeman would be deployed on saddar ramp… ;)

    @Ali Altaf bai’s goons will first encroach everything overground then later on will think about anything underground..

    http://dawn.com/2008/01/24/local2.htm


  4. Sana (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

    Well.. this was a very useful information till a few days ago but sorry to say the situation has altered.. i began taking the same route as mentioned in the post and was very successful in avoiding the traffic jam for a number of days, but it seems that more and more people are making use of the same route and yesterday i had to stand in traffic on the same saddar ramp for good 20+ minutes as the traffic is getting heavier there day by day and a policeman was deployed there to control the traffic … so much for short cuts :(


  5. Nadir (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 7:30 pm

    I’d like to thank Tee Emm for making this post, the news is although not new to me as I have already chosen that route a couple of times earlier.

    But I like that this news will / is spreading like wild fire, resulting in majority of the traffic to take the hack path, which will clear up the congestion on the regular curve and I like to take that route! :)


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 10:08 pm


    i had to stand in traffic on the same saddar ramp for good 20+ minutes as the traffic is getting heavier there day by day and a policeman was deployed there to control the traffic … so much for short cuts :(

    does it mean that most of people on road are KMB readers? :-)


  7. K.A. (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

    Well, what’s the point of having this bridge if all it can do is keep you waiting for 15-20 mins or more. This is exactly what the traffic light at Gora Qabrustan used to do and the bridge was built to avoid that. I wish the traffic police would disappear so the traffic flow is much better. SF suffers the most by the control of the traffic police.


  8. Faisal (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

    Oh really K.A ??
    And I suppose that you, being the ideal Samaritan, would rush to offer your services to improve the traffic, since you’re such an overly concerned citizen??
    Sheesh…you need to give the poor guys a break. They work their asses off, okay? It’s not an easy job…and its very thankless. So zip your idealistic notions of traffic control and get back to reality.


  9. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

    solution would be to urgently patch up those potholes that were dug for god knows what.. its just sad that they hastily dug up everything and then forget about it..


  10. Wahidi (unregistered) on January 26th, 2008 @ 1:43 am

    well i think it is going to get more messy in that particular area of sh. faisal…..reason being that they have to lay a pipeline under sh. faisal…..they’ve done the job on FTC’s side aswell as the Sadar side…….now they’ll be focussin on sh.faisal…..thats wat i think….coz that is wat it looks like…..
    and yeah…..the uturn from saddar exist is pretty smooth…..not much traffic head on from saddar…..ive been using it myself for quite sumtime now….


  11. pkhan (unregistered) on January 26th, 2008 @ 10:42 am

    Change your commute timing.Ten minute will make a big difference. try it.


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