Karachi Wishlist 7

1. Roads that are actually BUILT after being broken down (ref: Jail Road)
2. Roads without continuous khaddas in the middle! (explained below in detail)
3. Decent speed breakers people! Not freaking car breakers
4. A little more organized traffic, PLEASE!!!
5. Motorcycle drivers that do not pop in front of your car without warning and expect you not to hit them
6. People who listen to the horn and mvoe out of the way when you honk at them, NOT look up at the sky (this one’s for you Sheen)

Yes, this is a IHateKarachiTraffic rant!!!! I just came back from driving around Shadman town (near North Nazimabad) and boy, I think my car is MAJORLY messed up. There was not a single road I came across that was smooth, every other second I had to apply breaks because a deep, evil khadda would pop from nowhere right in the middle of the road :( Why oh why can’t these bad roads not be rebuilt or atleast these khaddas refilled?

ps. Speaking of khaddas, any of you wodner where the name Khadda Market came from? :p

5 Comments so far

  1. Rooster (unregistered) on October 30th, 2005 @ 1:52 am

    now that’s a good Wishlist.

  2. Saadie (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 1:32 am

    Carrfour, one must for karachi now and 2-3 in a year or so.

  3. saba (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 2:11 am

    Well, according to legend Khadda Market is named what it is, because of the fact that it slopes downwards, not unlike, a GIANT khadda :P

  4. Asad R. (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 5:20 am

    if the road-building-contractors didn’t actually pocket all the money and buy 3rd-grade materials with the left-over money we might actually have roads that withstand the overloaded trucks (which, btw, should never be there in the first place. i don’t know why but having heavy duty traffic go through roads that bisect residential areas is WRONG i don’t care WHERE your industrial areas and ports are).

    as pretentious and snobbish as this may sound: all motorcyclists and rickshaw drivers should be publicly flogged and crucified.

  5. ROOSTER (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 6:16 am

    right on man !!! not snobbish or pretentious at all , only asinine.

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