Korangi Flyover Open

After quite many attempts to solve the traffic congestion on the Korangi intersection it was a delight to see this much awaited bridge finally open for business today.

Purely by accident on an early morning drive we took the delicate steps up the ramp leading us towards the Defense area and in the emptiness, while Karachi was slowly waking up to another day, were we able to marvel at the new wonder of Karachi. The bridge appears to be well thought out and we hope that it is a permanent solution to the problems at the traffic congestion in this area.

Well done Karachi

9 Comments so far

  1. Gridlock (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    The desperately needed grade separated Expressway above SF is / was also a brilliant idea which would help alleviate chronic traffic congestion issues of your city. Yes there will be environmental, noise and visual impacts but these can be mitigated. The average travel time between DHA and North Nazimabad was approximately 2.25 hours during the PM rush hours. I and my wife even took the extremely speedy and Kamikaze style “Rickshaw” trips a couple of times because of the thrills and also we saw how aggressive these drivers were. Our own chaffer driven cars were extremely slow and just too precious for these adventures during the rush hours, where no rules are followed and things just happen. After the journey we would shower and change clothes immediately as the strong stench of diesel fumes would just exponentially expand the social distance criteria between us.
    I couldn’t help but comment on this based on the objections raised on the proposal. Your city is expanding and desperately need infrastructure to support the growth.
    See how a grade separated interchange clears things up; now imagine a whole highway with complete access control. People in Karachi will commute without the aggravation and less air pollution. Dont forget the next direct derivative of chronic congestion is “Road Rage” where scores are settled between people in the wild west style. I dont have that information about your city but hopefully it doesnt get that bad.
    You also deserve recognition for bringing out some good and serious issues about Karachi, and your blog isn’t about “Look I ate Lunch in an expensive Restaurant and have loads of money and you don’t” but I respectfully but strongly disagree with the objections raised by you in your previous write up on the mere idea of an Expressway. By the way keep up the good work.
    Yes I make a living dealing with traffic congestion hence the name “Gridlock”.

  2. fAr stAr (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    Well this Flyover doesn’t serve the purpose completely. It was great feeling when we entered the Flyover, but as soon as we were at the end of it, we realized how bad it can be when the free flowing traffic from The flyover meets the incoming traffic from the road below. We had to spend 1/2 hours there just coz of the bottle-neck there. although they r expanding the road at the ending of the flyover, but a signal within 100 m or so of the flyover wont help in any way. bottle-neck is still acceptable as long as the traffic is moving. but its the dead-lock which is the real problem. i hope they have a plan to avoid the bottle-neck and dead-lock there.

  3. Kashif (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    This flyover doesn’t serve the purpose altogether. Let’s make an underpass “over” it.

  4. Farhat (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 3:11 am

    another LIME stone of nazim-ay nala moustapha kudal (how well said by some contributor here earlier.) which will become useless, what a wastage of tax payer’s money – alas

  5. Concerned (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 6:03 pm


    You are absolutely correct, what a waste of tax payers money, He should have just pocketed the entire amount like previous govts. Screw Khi!

    Love your attitude bro.

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 6:36 pm

    tsk tsk,

    khud kay lye kuch bhee acha hojaaye, tou bardasht hee nahi hota loagon ko :@

  7. turab (unregistered) on August 4th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    ^^^ Well said mansoor ! Thank You teeth for the pic looks awesome!

  8. Rehan ul Haq (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

    You people just hate Karachi thats why whenever a good work is done you dont appreciate it. Good Work City Govt & Mr. Mustafa Kamal.

  9. Rehan ul Haq (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    Good Work Mr Mustafa Kamal no doubt you are doing a good job this will certainly improve the traffic situation.

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