The canal parallel

I am sure many of us has noticed this, but they did foul up with the underpasses over at the canal. If you, say start from Dharampura underpass and are heading for say, Thokar Niaz Baig, you would notice this basic mistake. One underpass is next to the canal, with the off-ramp to its left and the situation is reverse when you approach the next one, making you change lanes alternatively for every underpass. This happens almost on all the underpasses.

And here is a funny question: how many underpasses are there on the canal? I have asked a few people, and although many pass through at least one of them daily, I had quite a varying answer anywhere between four to seven. Here’s my count, what’s yours?
Dharampura
Mall
Jail Rd
ShahJamal
Ferozepur Rd
Doctors Hospital
That’s six, no? Hmmm…

7 Comments so far

  1. Omer Iqbal (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

    Add the one near Jinnah Hospital to the list. So it makes seven of them now! ;)


  2. BT (unregistered) on January 26th, 2006 @ 10:30 pm

    there’s the punjab university one and the two underpasses which cross the canal


  3. Omer (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    The reason you see the differences in the ramps is due to the fact that ORIGINALLY there were only 3 undeprasses on the canal. These are the ones that have the under part on the left side of the road.
    Under Mr. Underpass Elahi’s regime…the craze for new underpasses started…and this time around all the new under passes were dug parallel to the canal and not on the side. This makes more sense since if u want to keep driving on the canal…just keep going straight.
    But yes it is unfortunate that the original underpasses have become interspersed with the new ones making one zig zag in and out of them.


  4. Abbas (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 12:30 am

    i believe they are not seven , but eight..
    doctors hospital
    jinah hospital
    garden town
    ferozpur road
    shahjamal
    jail road
    mall road
    mughalpura
    dharampura
    the above 2 are together :)


  5. Virk (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    What I don’t understand is that why in the world gov. is not doing any expansion or adding another lane to this road? at least some one ban those ugly buses and donkey carts on it


  6. souzal (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 4:07 am

    I heard Lahore will be making another underpass beyond Durhampura…any1 have information on that?


  7. Pindpunjab (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

    can v have pictures of those?



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