You have been warned !!!

Yeah I am on to roads these days :)

If you are coming from Iqbal Hall to Melody, take the left turn just before 7th Avenue bridge, and turn right to join 7th Avenue. There you go with this amusing warning:


Yes, you have been warned.

PS: If you face difficulty in reading Urdu, the board reads, “Pedestrians are not allowed to cross the 7th Avenue. Any pedestrians who does so, will be responsible for any accident that he meets.”

16 Comments so far

  1. Talha (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

    Actually, it does make sense if you have seen the children rush right over there when school closes.

    So, amusing but sensible!!!

  2. shaibee (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    Well its quite justified to warn the adults as well, but the more amusing part is the second one.

    “Pedal cross kerne wala haadsey ka khud zima-dar ho ga”.

  3. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    7th avenue has caused a major separation between 7’s and 6’s (of G and F sectors). Either provide some overhead pedestrian bridges and the fence around or no stopping to pedestrian crossings :\

    I still feel its a useless road !!

  4. Talha (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

    No, no, no Apple.

    It’s extremely useful.

    Amazing in-fact if you travel daily to and from I-9. or Pindi!

  5. 1967 (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    Well, suddenly CDA has realized that they have made a big mistake by abruptly terminating the 7th Ave on Abpara road. Now they are trying to “extend” it to Kashmir Highway, so it can become useful, that is, by becoming a freeway access to the new GHQ…

    Ever wondered why all the major roads of Islamabad , new ones, have been constructed North by South, when the traffic flow of Islamabad is mostly East by West?

    Thirdly beware if you have to go to blue area. If anyone is able to figure out which road is which please let me know and make my life simple!

  6. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

    The traffic on blue area road is still shabby.

    Exactly, a road made to facilitate GHQ thats it :\

    If GHQ is finally settled in Rawalpindi whats the need to bring it all the way to Islamabad??

    And for going to Blue area, take the third turn (from G-6 to F-6 path). Keep the Vodacom building in view as landmark!

  7. Phil (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

    I agree with Brother Talha.

    The usefulness of these roads will be realized when they are completed, and when the newer Islamabad starts populating – the one they are developing down south.

    The overhead bridges for pedestrians will look ugly. I believe the footpaths lining the roads are just fine.

    Nice catch, shaibee. It’s a clear disclaimer that the city authorities will not be responsible for any ‘jay walking’. Is that too much to ask? :]

  8. shaibee (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

    @ “If GHQ is finally settled in Rawalpindi whats the need to bring it all the way to Islamabad??”

    So that we can have all the HQs, Navy (E-8), Air Force (E-9) & to-be Army (E-10), in a row.

    Its quite strange that our strategic-policy makers are over looking such simple observations.

  9. Phil (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

    @ Shaibee:

    The Islamabad Citizen’s Association, I think thats what’s called, made a noise about the mini-golf in Jinnah, and now the McDonalds in the FJ Park. I guess this land, E-10 (Army HQ), was already ear marked for the three HQ’s long since the inception of the city design – hence no one made much racket. Correct me if I am wrong…

    Either ways, the land in Golra, D-12, E-12, F-12 is up for sale and the rates are steadily rising from a stable low price. I think it’s time to invest there, if one has the wish to get land ‘near’ the mountains. Tell us if you do so :P

  10. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

    “in a row” aakar konsa teer maar lenna hay :\

    And phil, the overhead bridges may look ugly, but at times everything is not about beautification. Usability comes first. If I’ve no means of transportation at all and I’ve to go to my office from G-6 towards G-7, why should I take a much much longer route (not to neglect the cost overhead)?? It was just a matter of crossing green belt few months back. Think like this !!

  11. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    And Phil count me IN :P

  12. shaibee (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

    @ Apple

    Its rather bad if you have everything in one place. So waqaee koi teer nahi mara :)

    And @ Phil

    Bro, it doesn’t matter if the decision was made earlier or recently. From strategic point of view, its a lose point. Do you remember those instructions given when you are about to leave for a long journey, never keep all your money in one place, keep it distributed. Never keep all your documents in one place, keep them distributed. Got my point?

  13. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    BTW, the poor pedestrians would be able to see the WARNING while crossing or is it installed so that they can never make a move??

  14. shaibee (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    Yup, its installed by road side, on the road joining service road with 7th Ave, so you can see it before you get your foot on the road, unless you are a little ahead on the (to-be) green belt.

    But it doesn’t mean that nobody crosses the road :)

  15. Memorial Power (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 1:18 am

    That road is only useful, till the time blue area main crossing is built. If you travel above 70km/hr , see how your car shakes and if you have an old FX or alto see what comes out when you reach home. Hope you have experienced the bumpy ride on that road.

  16. Hassan Abbas (unregistered) on December 11th, 2007 @ 2:22 am

    wht kind of warning it is??? is it a very fast road ???

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