More on The Corridor

Details on The Signal Free Corridor b/w SITE and SF (which were missing from the original article).

  • The signal-free Corridor-I from SITE to Airport has reduced travel time from 90 minutes earlier to only 20 minutes.
  • The Corridor-I project consists nine mega projects costing more than Rs3 billion.
  • The total distance of this corridor from Karsaz to SITE area is 10.5km.
  • It has a width of 13.5 metres with four lanes on each track.
  • There are 33 bus stops, seven pedestrian overhead bridges and a two lane service road on each track.
  • The corridor also has electric poles that are 12 metres high with 250wattlight fixtures.

Source: The News

13 Comments so far

  1. JAY (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    Dude get some pics of it. U r already doing a great job!!

  2. Zag (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    90 minutes?!?!?!?!?! What are you NUTS!!!!! Where did you got this info from? Government PR department??? It never took more than 25-30 mins in normal traffic and with light traffic it took 15-20 minutes…. now it has been reduced to 12-15 mins with normal traffic….

  3. IJ (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    Well, I use this route regularly, from Karsaz to Haidery, and previously it took 30 to 40 min, in heavy traffic (which always is) it took almost 50 to 60 min. Now I each Haidery from Karsaz in 15 min.

  4. Concerned (unregistered) on February 10th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm


    How come MBs not commenting on this, cant he find anything bad to say about this? I would like to see something appreciative coming from him and I thought this might be such a post. Guess I was wrong.

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    If Rehman dacoit had access to all those billions with an army danda hanging over him then he would have also built this corridor in record time.. it simply no big deal… the main thing is quality and standard of work done on these projects. MQM’s subsidiary was awarded all these contracts and God knows how many of those billions went into their own pockets and real test would be next moonson season when all the makeup of these cosmetic developments washes away…

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:20 am

    ironically today i got stuck in a jam on the civic center flyover for almost 2.5 hours… signal free and stuck in traffic jam… the traffic below that flyover is another story altogether(total mess)…

    this corridor is totally ill conceived and wrongly planned project.. even a lay man like me could have taken all the things into consideration that civic center fly over terminates in front of expo center gate and sui gas’s headoffice and civic center and Land department offices… which are mostly crowded and congested during the day and at night as well … bottomline is Rs 3 billion worth of structures
    which will multiply problems instead of providing any relief…

  7. MB (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:42 am


    haahaha…. I am not Adnan yaar. I read everything and only comment where i find its required.
    But just to keep you happy i will comment :-

    Well Doctor has replied enough. By the way do you know about Rehman dakeith ??
    Please read his interview ( in fact special interview ) that he gave to Daily Ummat. You would come to know he is more talented then all of the combined ministers in your local gov. And as Doc. pointed out can deliver the similar in less record time.
    The rule is simple : Throw money and the contractors will deliver in time using a bit of dunda too. For me ground realities matter not these stats on the paper telling us about 33 bus stops. I know very well what a bus stop means in Karachi. I better not say much on that. Anyways, I will travel & then find out how much time is saved but as for now, since few others have said it has reduced time i will appreciate it with open heart & hope this continues. But again, i have to see how many rains it can survive with billions being poured into it which will give me,doctor and you an exact idea of what percentage went to Altaf aka bhai log’s pocket.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    I am not Adnan yaar

    MB, I thanked Allah several times that you are not me. *grin*.

  9. Kashif (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 1:35 am

    Agreed with the Doctor. Although the road around ghareebabad seems to be wider now, there are certain bottlenecks in the way so as to create jams here and there. Also, underpass track from nazimabad to liaquatabad is a killer. They have left the drainage plates so high that you get a bang of your life if you don’t break on the entrance and exit. Accidents may happen due to bus walas who stop in middle of the underpass (not sure if picking or dropping passengers there)

  10. MB (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    @Adnan :-
    Means you love commenting everywhere ??
    Wow, see i knew thats the only thing everyone along with you agree on. The only common view here.lolzz

    kidding bro……..relax

  11. mansoor (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

    MB: dude, when was the last time you had any construction work done? or for that matter, any whih required labour? the rule ‘Throw money and the contractors will deliver in time using a bit of dunda too’ works for everyone in karachi, from private to public.

    I had major plumbing work to be done at my appartment sometime back, day one i left them with their supervisor and when i came back that night, they hadn’t acheived ANYTHING, infact ruined half the flat :S

    Eventually, to get it done right, i had put pressure, spend 1.5 times extra, and scream countless times at them… that is how work gets done in this country yaar..

    its the price we pay for lethargic labour :p

  12. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    dear MB, i am calm, i just laughed that you made a failed attempt to hide yourself behind me while everyone who have been visiting this blog is not blind and aware enough that you don’t miss any chance to vomit out your feelings on different topics. :-) Don’t worry,atleast I have no issue how many comments[worthy or not] are made by you while I have a habit of skipping comments:)

  13. Kashif (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    Badshah salamat raised his ‘brows against drig road – SF bridge, city nazim was already telling his govt that the bridge isn’t built right, so guys, get ready as the bridge will be demolished soon.

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