Supermarket opening in Gulshan area causes traffic jam
KARACHI—The opening of a supermarket on main Rashid Minhas Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal has turned out to be a source of nuisance — not alone for the area residents, but also for motorists who ply the major thoroughfare.
Huge traffic jams were witnessed in the area after the outlet’s opening on Fri- day. Commuters were left stranded in the gridlock for hours, leaving traffic police helpless in clearing snarl-ups.
The supermarket was rather a bane for commuters as the journey of a few minutes took several hours which tested their patience under the scorching sun.
The absence of proper and sufficient parking facilities at the supermarket is the main reason behind the chaos. It may be mentioned that another famous supermarket is also located across opposite section of the road. Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry into the illegal parking outside the supermarket.—INP