I am fed up of these traffic jams. In a city like Karachi where millions are gained and lost in a matter of seconds, time is the most vital thing.
The authorities have only been publicizing about a traffic solution for Karachi, and they have come up with some plans but nothing significant. I, as a citizen of Karachi have my own opinion about what the solution should be.
1- There are two main industrial areas in Karachi S.I.T.E and Landhi/Quaidabad/Korangi. Every day millions of workers travel to these two zones. These people mostly live in Malir, Orangi, Garden and Sohrab Goth. Hence they have to travel through most of the city to get to their places of work. They only travel by buses and these buses are a major factor in causing traffic jams, pollution etc. Buses are not rightfully utilized in Karachi. There are 10’s of thousands of buses in Karachi but still people have to travel in them like cattle. I think buses should not run on these long routes. It is fine if a bus is running between the Airport and Tower but running a bus from Pakistan Steel to Tower is not a good idea. For longer routes we should have local trains. No need to introduce state of the art multi-billion dollar Metro trains in Karachi. All you have to do is make sure that your local rail system functions properly. Karachi local train should run on the following routes:
a- From Pakistan Steel to Tower along Shahra-e-Faisal
b- From Pakistan Steel to Orangi Town/S.I.T.E through Sohrab Goth
c- From Sohrab Goth to Tower through Garden.
2- An alternate route should be laid alongside Shahra-e-Faisal to ease the congestion and to avoid road blocks for VIPs. I have heard that there is a plan regarding such an alternative route along the Malir River. I think that would be excellent. A free way should be built alongside Malir river free from two-wheelers and Buses.
3- The city center should be connected to the suburbs by freeways.
4- Intra City buses should not enter the city center ( Sadar, Old Sabzi Mandi etc )
5- The city needs more parking plazas than mobile malls. Huge Parking Plazas should be constructed at Nursery, I.I.Chundrighar, Tariq Road etc.
If you have any opinions about the solution please post them.
Lets have a healthy discussion here, no non serious replies please.