Karachi's Burns Road will now be a food street for pedestrians to enjoy

Karachi's Burns Road will now be a food street for pedestrians to enjoy

The new food street will start from Fresco Chowk and go on all the way to Fatima Jinnah Women's College.
Updated 06 Jan, 2021

Deputy commissioner and administrator DMC (South) Irshad Ali has announced the launch of new food street in Karachi.

From 10 January, 2021, Karachi's iconic Burns Road food street will be designated for pedestrians to move around and enjoy yummy grub.

Shahrah-e-Liaquat from Fresco to Court Road will be blocked by 7pm for traffic, daily, as specified by UC administration South.

Vehicles coming from Araam Bagh to Fresco will be diverted towards M.A Jinnah road and People's Square instead.

The new food street will start from Fresco Chowk and go all the way to Fatima Jinnah Women's College.

Residents will be provided stickers as proof of vehicle parking, the district administration announced.

Furthermore, anyone willing to visit the food street will be given the facility of valet parking.

In case of emergencies, an exit is also planned for escape.

All arrangements will be made for after 7pm, with the aim of providing a clean and hygienic environment and exemplary services as priority for all citizens.

Additional reporting by Imtiaz Ali.


Paddy Jan 06, 2021 02:20pm
People have the money to buy food?
Marquis de Sade Jan 06, 2021 02:34pm
Nice to know there is food in Pakistan. But is it for all?
Hasnain Haque Jan 06, 2021 02:42pm
Lets hope people will abide by the rules.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jan 06, 2021 03:07pm
Great news.
Shahbaz Ahmed Tarar Jan 06, 2021 03:33pm
Good move
Wolf Jan 06, 2021 04:10pm
This is for rich people NOT for an ordinary!
Saraz Jan 06, 2021 04:17pm
@Paddy Frankly speaking, this country has got highest to lowest in everything. For last two decades, food industry have grown extraordinarily. You won't find a place to sit at many Food outlets in the cities. Eating and Shopping!! These are truly the most popular hobbies here
Khan Jan 06, 2021 04:24pm
So basically more encroachment with protection? Those restaurant owners will be very pleased, they already claim the footpaths and roads outside their shops as their own property.
Hamed Jan 06, 2021 04:30pm
I hope they have thought of parking space.
abdulazizansari Jan 06, 2021 05:15pm
Good news, a welcome move, Such dedicated conventional food streets exist in almost all major cities, the world around. It makes yet another reason to go to Karachi.
Ehsan Jan 06, 2021 07:18pm
Amazed by all the negative comments
Burbak Mia Jan 06, 2021 07:46pm
Will it be free by any chance ?
Igloo Jan 06, 2021 07:59pm
A valet will park my car on food street? And I will get it back in one piece? This really is #nayaPakistan
well-wisher Jan 06, 2021 08:38pm
Happy eating. ENJOY! Be grateful. Will create jobs and economic activities.
kamran Jan 07, 2021 12:50am
@Marquis de Sade hi. Pakistan is one of the cheapest country when it comes to food items. A person can feed himself for around 50 cents with some street food item for one time meal easily. You can get 3 loaf of bread for around one euro. People no matter how poor don't sleep hungry in Pakistan
kamran Jan 07, 2021 12:52am
@Paddy sure they have
Fast comment Jan 07, 2021 05:47am
Good job Sindh Administration. Cleanliness & Sanitation must be upto standard.
Jonathan Jan 07, 2021 10:27am
@Paddy Yes unlike farmers in Delhi!
Jonathan Jan 07, 2021 10:28am
@Marquis de Sade Indeed, plenty of food for everyone, unlike footpaths residents of Mumbai, Kolkata, and Dehli!
Anonymouseee Jan 07, 2021 11:27am
Ahh I miss Burns road food.
Syed wazahat Taqvi Jan 07, 2021 11:27am
This is very good for local economy. People will get jobs but hygiene needs to be maintained.
Chris Roberts Jan 07, 2021 11:27am
This concept already exists in Lahore, so why not Karachi? Makes for a very pleasant dining experience.
NYS Jan 07, 2021 04:38pm
Burns Road food street is clear replication of Lahore food street ..good gesture
Cute Jan 08, 2021 11:56am
@Paddy The article says it’s Pakistan not India :)
Cute Jan 08, 2021 11:58am
@Burbak Mia where do you come from? Lolz
Cute Jan 08, 2021 11:59am
@Igloo it’s not India lolz