Changes at Mohd Ali Society signal

mahsnoright.jpgJust caught this sign being erected today at the Mohd Ali Society signal, in an attempt to relieve the traffic congestion on Shahrai Faisal at Awami Markaz the traffic police will not permit a right turn onto Shahrai-Faisal heading towards Baluch Colony between the hours 8am – 10am & 5pm – 8pm.

This specific picture is off the sign located on Fatima Jinnah road at the MAHS & Sh-Faisal intersection (Awami Markaz), but I also witnessed another similar signboard being welded specfically jsut before this same Awami Markaz signal on main Shahrai Fasial (traffic heading towards saddar) which also read the similar rules, preventing the right turn and a much used U-turn at the same signal.

I personally think this is a good move and will lighten the traffic congestion drastically on the main artery, I have yet to see if the Tipu Sultan signal has been handled in this similar manner as that too is a sore spot for many rush hour traffic commuters. Just a warning out to those who might get caught confused in this sudden new development, don’t say we didn’t warn you, as I dread the first few days we are bound to see a major confusion until people realize the changes

4 Comments so far

  1. mqpasta on May 10th, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

    For me, another way to earn money for our traffic police.

    Such approaches realized me that people with authority are playing with hit and try rules instead to find a proper solution for problem. Yeh masla he .. hmm..yeh karlo ….

  2. shoaib on May 10th, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

    This is interesting and better move. Off many of you who have visited USA, you must have observed that they ar emanaging the traffic in the same way. Their are certain timings for certain roads. This is good example that how the TEB is imporoving the trasnport management. The other thing is that the people are orientated for the same. Traffic police should be kept away from the simple mangement and they must not be making problems for the people.

  3. muzz on May 10th, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    but there should be any alternative as i things there isn’t any convenient or inconvenient alternate at least not within 3KM i think… or is there some other way?

  4. adnansyed73 on May 13th, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

    Convenient for anyone who is simply driving ‘throuh’ Shahrah-e-Faisal. He will obviously find it easy to commute, but what about the hundreds of thousands who have to actually ‘cross’ the road? With no U-turn available now on the Shahrah-e-Faisal between Tipu Sultan intersection and PAF Museum, the people who have to report at their workplaces on the Awami-Markaz side of the road, are left with only one choice. They have to travel to Bahria Auditorium on Karsaz Road and take the Karsaz flyover. The rush has simply shifted there, with the traffic coming from National Stadium also getting affected. So if you are coming from Clifton, DHA, Saddar, Shaheed-e-Millat Road or even M.A.Society, you’ll have to travel the extra distance, burn the already precious petrol more, get stuck in the rush on the flyover and report late on duty. Keep in mind that the service lane leading from Awami Markaz to the Suzuki showroom is a ‘one-way’ road. So best of luck friends, if you need to go the Awami Markaz itself, it is not so Awami anymore.

    The only people benefitting are the traffic cops who have one less signal to mind. Instead of trying to properly manage the busy but important signal of the city, they’ll get more time to mint money.

    And you say it’s beneficial for people, wow!

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