Regent Plaza mess

Regent Plaza intersection is the single most desparate candidate for a fly-over/underpass. That area is getting worse day by day, specially during the morning rush hour, when traffic congestion goes all the way to Nursery signal, and it takes 30 minutes to cover the distance from Sindhi Muslim to Regent Plaza, which is hardly over a kilometer. I get late for work every day solely for this reason. If I get fired from my job I will blame the city government for not making arrangements for smooth flow of traffic on SF.

9 Comments so far

  1. Zag (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    Even before they started building the twin flyovers at FTC and Nursery, experts predicted that this traffic mess was bound to happen because the bottleneck will be shifted further up.

    The answer is not to keep on building flyovers because that will just means passing on the burden to the next signal. Even if they do build the flyover at the Regent plaza, what do you think will be the situation at the Kashif Center signal?

    The answer is to develop alternative routes… I am sure if/when the Lyari expressway is completed, a lot of traffic from SF will be diverted to the expressway.

  2. Maaz A. Khan (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

    I agree with you guys, but partially. Since I seriously think Karachi has started to develop after the CDGK system more than any ther city. Just imagine our lives without all the recent flyovers and also that lonely underpass (not that good, I admit).

    The other day, it took me an hour and a half snailing from my office at IIC to Soharb Goth, I know it sucks-hard-time snailing in your car but don’t you think one day we’ll be a better city.

  3. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

    yeah!! I know, building all the flyovers, created traffic bottle neck at some places.

    But ZAD, instead of giving blame to authorities, I think we need to do something by ourselves. we should ask the radio jokeys to relay contineous traffic jam reports on the radio atleast after every half an hour during the sirking hours, This help alot to ease the traffice at junctions like Regent Plaza.

    any comment????

  4. Tariq (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    Umar, if you can manage to reach/cross the Sindhi Muslim flyover by 8:30am, then it’s smooth sailing till Metropole and onwards. Just try it, who knows you may not get fired after all :p

    I manage to get to my office near 3 Talwar from Sindhi Muslim in 9-11 minutes flat every morning.

  5. blablah (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    you need to start waking up early…or get a bike…

  6. Khawer (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

    Umar – How about leaving 30 minutes earlier for your job? This way if you are stuck in traffic you still be able to get to work on time. I am sure you are aware of the fact that all problems can not be solved by the government overnight. We all should make some efforts on our own to resolve some of the problems instead of just blaming the government.

  7. mansoor (unregistered) on February 24th, 2006 @ 11:30 am

    @ tariq n khawar : right on.. get out a little early.. OR get out a little later :p taking the exact rush hour.. when ‘everybody’ is on the road will bound to get you no where.

    lol !

    Personally though.. i ‘usually’ use the late option. My God bless everyone with a ‘understanding’ boss :D

  8. Maaz A. Khan (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    I envy you for the ‘understanding boss’ part :p

    btw, how many pplz office starts from 1100 ?

    Hint: me :D

  9. Abbas (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    I think that Sharai Faisal should be coverted half into an elavated expressway, where vehicles have to pay a toll to get on, and there should be enter/exit ramps. I think that a road with 100km.p.h speed limit will fix all Sharae Faisal’s intersection traffic problems. Karachi is defiantely ready for such projects now, if not before

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