ABOUT Korangi Industrial Area Karachi
Korangi Industrial Area Karachi is one of the nine councils of Korangi Town. It stands highlighted among the list of largest industrial areas of Pakistan. Although this area was established in the middle of 1960, it got officially operational from the year 1970.
Moreover, this area houses major industries of Pakistan’ including Textile, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food and Chemicals. Apart from that, Leather Industries, Oil Refineries and Automobile Industries are also functioning in this area.
According to a rough assessment, these industries of various mediums and sizes contribute in generating great returns for the country on a daily basis. These returns are estimated to be as high as PKR 270 Million.
Similarly, around 78 percent of crude oil used in Pakistan is refined in the industries operating in Korangi Industrial Area while about 372 textile mills provide around 7 percent of the material to the export industry of Pakistan. Adding to that, there are also 42 mills producing flour in this area.
Furthermore, most of the highlighted industries of Pakistan are situated in Korangi Industrial Area. To name a few, there is National Refinery Limited, Shan Foods, English Biscuit, Tapal Tea and Nelson Paints
Korangi Town is also a neighbouring area of two posh localities of Karachi, counting DHA Karachi (9 kilometres) and Clifton Karachi (11.5 Kilometres). Some other highlighted areas in the neighbourhood are:
- Landhi Town, Karachi is at a driving distance of 20 minutes
- PECHS, Karachi is reachable in 22 minutes by using Shaheed-E-Millat Expressway
- Mehmoodabad Karachi can be reached in 25 minutes via EBM Causeway
Furthermore, Mehran Town and Korangi Creek Industrial Park are 550 metres and 8 kilometres away from Korangi Industrial Area, respectively.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Korangi Industrial Area spreads over a zone size of 8,500 acres. This area houses about 4,500 industries and commercial sites that are providing employment opportunities to around three lakh workers.
Moreover, there are different responsible people for the affairs and undertakings of this area and these people are elected through proper channel. The executive committee of Korangi Industrial Area includes:
- Mr. S.M. Munner is the Patron-In-Chief
- Mr. Muhammad Danish Khan is the President
- Mr. Faraz Ur Rehman is the Senior Vice President
- Miss Maheen Salman is Vice President
Similarly, the official website of Korangi Industrial Area provides with the information on the whereabouts of the meetings of this committee. Whereas you can also get newsletters from this website.
Furthermore, Karachi Development Authority (KDA) is responsible for the developmental work of Korangi Industrial Area while District Municipal Corporation takes care of the affairs of maintenance and cleanliness.
AT A GLANCE
- Houses around 4500 industries
- Potential for creating revenue
- Appropriate for commercial and industrial purposes
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS, AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Considering the fact that most of the residents of this area belong to the working class society of Pakistan, you can easily find a number of options in public transport. For instance, you can catch a bus named Baraq Coach that follows the mentioned itinerary:
- Allied Bank New Karachi Branch No. 5, New Karachi Sector 11-J, Nala, Godhra Camp, Power House, Sohrab Goth, N.I.P.A, Drigh Road, Station, Shahra-e-Faisal, Malir, Quaidabad, Dawood Chowrangi, Landhi No. 6, Landhi No. 5, Landhi No. 4, Landhi No. 3, Landhi No. 1, Korangi No. 6, Korangi no. 1, Nasir Colony, Chamra Chowrangi and Korangi Industrial Area.
Adding to that, you can find a number of bus stops on the Main Korangi Industrial Road. To name a few, Brooks Chorangi Bus Stop, Shan Chorangi Bus Stop, Vita Chorangi Bus Stop, and Bilal Chorangi Bus Stop. Similarly, Bangali Camp-Awami Colony Bus Stop and Indus Chorangi Bus Stop also make it to the list.
On the contrary, you can find Lucky Transport Agency situated on Shah Muhammad Road in Korangi Industrial Area. It is adjacent to RO Track Water Technology. Residents travelling to their work/school/university can avail pick n’ drop services on a monthly basis from this agency. You can find a number of standard and luxurious cars here for rentals and pick-and-drop.
Likewise, app-based hailing services like Careem and Uber can be used as an alternate option. Similarly, regular rickshaws and qingqi can also be used as the medium for commuting from the area to anywhere else.
MARKETS IN AND NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Korangi Industrial Area is home to many commercial markets. These commercial markets play a vital role in bringing up the value of properties that are available here.
Beginning from Korangi Mobile Market in sector 23 of Korangi Industrial Area, around 130 metres away from Brooks Chorangi Bus Stop. You can find a number of shops trading in cell phones and cell-phone-related accessories. Apart from that, there a number of banks in this commercial market as well.
Similarly, Rashid Market and 32-A Market are operating in sector 32-A of Korangi Industrial Area. These markets are situated at a walkable distance of 9 minutes from each other. You can shop for a number of grocery items as per your needs. Residents can also benefit from 32-A Market on any day of the week from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
On the other hand, residents can ride to Burmi Colony Fish Market (for fresh sea food) by using Korangi Main Road and Shah Muhammad Road. It takes a commute time of about 9-minutes to reach there. Apart from sea food, you can also find vendors selling fresh vegetables and fruits in this market. This market starts operating from 7:00 AM and shuts down around 8:30 PM regularly, except on Friday (7:00 AM-1:00 PM).
Likewise, Imtiaz Super Market is around 5 kilometres away from Korangi Industrial Area. It is a one-stop for all the basic needs of the visitors. You can find commodities ranging in household, groceries, dairy products, and electronics. Apart from that, you can also shop for fresh and frozen vegetables, fruits, sea food and meat from this supermarket. Adding to that, you can find a number of wearables in this market counting garments, perfumes, cosmetics, and jewellery as well. It also claims to be one of the biggest suppliers for the retailers of Karachi. Opposite to Imtiaz Supermarket, you will find Salma Super Market as an alternate option with similar amenities.
Furthermore, Commercial Avenue of DHA Phase 7 features a number of Super Markets including Nice Supermarket, Defence Fruit Point, Hussainia Market and Sabziphal.com. Residents can reach there in 16 minutes without any trouble by using Korangi Industrial Road.
MOSQUES, TEMPLES, AND CHURCHES IN AND NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Having mosques situated at walkable distances is a relief for the residents of any society. Luckily, residents of Korangi Industrial Area can offer their prayers in the centrally air-conditioned prayer hall of Tayyaba Mosque. It is situated in Zaman Town in Korangi which is around 5 kilometres away from Korangi Industrial Area. Not only Male residents can offer their prayers here but lady residents can also visit this mosque for regular prayers. Apart from conducting regular prayers, this masjid also programmes scholarly events at the beginning of every month.
On the other hand, Masjid-E-Tooba which is among the list of top 6 largest mosques of Pakistan, can be found at a distance of 7.3 kilometres from Korangi Industrial Area. This mosque also has the honour to be listed among the largest single dome mosque in the world. The mosque was built in 1969, and since then it holds a great charm for people who travel to Karachi. Adding to that, the primary hall of this mosque has the capacity for 5,000 people while the courtyard and the lawn have the capacity to lodge 25,000 more.
Some other noticeable mosques in the vicinity of Korangi Industrial Area are:
- PTA Jamia Masjid and Jamia Masjid Latif are in Sector 7-A. It takes about 4 minutes of walk to reach one masjid from the other.
- Mustafa Masjid, Ghousia Masjid, and Masjid-e-Rehmania are in Sector 8-A. These three mosques can be easily reached by taking a walk of 3-5 minutes from each masjid.
- Jamia Masjid Subhani is in Sector 8C and Gulzar Rehmat Mosque is in Sector 8 E. These two mosques are around 700 metres away from each other.
Hindu populace of Korangi Industrial Area can offer their religious duties in Malir Mandir and Shri Ramde Shiv Santosh Temple. These two temples are at approximate distances of 10 kilometres and 11 kilometres, respectively. For scholarly events (parvachan) and meditations, Hindu residents can also opt for Samadha Dham (20-minutes away) in D.H.A Phase 5.
On the other hand, Catholic Church of Korangi is situated in Nasir Colony, around 2.0 Kilometres away. Adding to that, there are a numberof Churches in Mustafa Taj Colony around 5 Kilometres from the area, namely:
- Hope of Glory Church
- St. Matthew’s Church
- UPR Church
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Korangi Industrial Area is boasts of many desired schools of K-Town. The City School is one of many. The campus of this school is contributing to the educational community of Korangi and it is around 10 minutes away from Korangi Industrial Area. Academic studies in this school begin from Pre-School and follow up to Matriculation.
As an alternate option, residents can also choose The Smart School, as it is a sponsored franchise of The City School. Currently, three branches of The Smart School are functioning in Darussalam Cooperative Housing Society, and Bhittai Colony. These branches are around 1.5 kilometres away from each other. Residents can enrol their children here for either Nursery School Programs or Secondary School Program.
On the other hand, you will also find a campus of Beaconhouse School in Darussalam Cooperative Housing Society. Meanwhile a sponsored school of Education Trust Nasra, “Nasra School” is also located here. These two schools are around 5 kilometres away from Korangi Industrial Area. Nasra School offers Secondary School Programs that are registered with the Board of Secondary Education Karachi and Agha Khan University Examination Board whereas residents can register their children in Beaconhouse School for IGCSE and O-levels.
Adults and Children of Korangi Industrial Area can also benefit from having Defence Central Library (DCL) at a driving distance of 16-minutes. This library was established in 1990, and yet it is properly maintained till date. The library is neatly arranged and a variety of books are easily accessible. Apart from books, you will also find amenities such as newspapers, speedy internet connection, a separate collection for children, and digital library. In addition, this library hosts different language programs and other literary activities for enthusiasts of literature and drama.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN AND NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Luckily, there a number of colleges in Korangi Industrial Area, within the convenience of the residents. National Institute of Leather Technology (NILT) College Of Science And Commerce is in Sector 7 A, adjacent to Askari Bank. This college is offering different certifications including HSC (High School Certificate) and Diploma in the below-mentioned departments:
- NILT is a diploma program that is equivalent to intermediate. It is offered in two subjects i.e. Leather Technology Solution and Leather Products Section (Garments and Goods).
- Comparatively, for High School Certification, the department of NSCS offers certification in Science (Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering and Computer Science) and Commerce.
As an alternative, residents can also opt for a list of colleges in Bhittai Colony. Beginning from SSAT Degree College. Academic programs in this college start from High School Certification and follow up to Graduation. It works with an affiliation from Sindh Board of Technical Education and University of Karachi. It is in the same row as Fatima Jinnah Dental College in Bhittai Colony, Korangi Creek. Adding to that, Fatima Jinnah Dental College offers under-graduate programs i.e. Bachelors of Dental Surgery and post-graduate programs in Dentistry.
In the same row, you can also find Institute of Buisness Management (IoBM) and Karachi Insitute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (KITE). These two institutions are 550 metres away from each other.
Some other noticeable college cum universities in and near the area are:
- Government Degree Boys College can be located after taking a walk of 2 minutes from Masjid-E-Subhan via Street number 3.
- Government Girls Degree College (Korangi No. 6) is situated 230 metres away from Indus Pharma Pvt Ltd.
- Pak Askari College, a project of Pak Askari Education System is 2-minutes’ drive away from Bilal Chowrangi.
BANKS NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Korangi Industrial Area features Karachi’s most popular banks situated on Korangi Main Road. Beginning in line from Brooks Chorangi, you will find a branch of Standard Chartered Bank. On the left of Standard Chartered Bank you will find MIB Bank (110 metres away) and Habib Metro Bank (31 metres away) on the right. Some other banks in the line are:
- Meezan Bank and Soneri Bank are adjacent to each other.
- Summit Bank and Bank Al-Habib are at a walkable distance of 1 minute from each other.
Furthermore, after taking a walk of around 13 minutes from Summit Bank, you will find branches of Bank Islami and Faysal Bank functioning next to each other.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Jinnah Medical Hospital can be visited for consultation for either minor or major ailments. It is located on Street 6 of Sector 7 A in Korangi Industrial Area. This healthcare centre spreads over an area of 6 acres containing facilities for around 500 patients on board. Adding to that, the hospital consults in ENT, Diabetes, Dermatology, Cardiology, Paediatrics and Internal Medicine. Apart from that, you can also consult the specialists of this hospital for general surgery such as urology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and anaesthesiology.
Some other substitute options are:
Agha Khan University Hospital and Al-Khidmat Hospital are adjacent to each other on Landhi Road. These two hospitals are serving the citizens of Karachi for a very long time now with expert doctors and cutting-edge technologies. You can visit these hospitals for any kind of concerns; to name a few, ENT, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Maternity Services, and Internal Medicine as well. Besides providing extensive care to the patients, these facilities are also contributing to the educational society of Karachi by funding the needy students and conducting researches in the field of medicine.
On the other hand, East Side General Hospital is operating on Korangi Main Road, 1-minute drive away from Shan Chorangi.
Residents can also opt for the below-mentioned clinics with their estimated commute time, for minor illness and concerns:
- Mehran Clinic and Medicos in Mehran Town (7-minutes away)
- Khan Clinic and Maternity Home and ZMT Clinic in Zia Colony. (5-minutes away)
PROPERTIES IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
SALE PRICE TRENDS IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
It is always a better idea to know ahead of your needs and your budget while making a decision about buying any property. Given is the detail we have composed for you to analyse your deal according to your needs:
HOUSES FOR SALE IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
There are various options for people who are looking for ready-to-move-in houses in Korangi Industrial Area: These houses can range from a minimum area of 60 Square Yards and to maximum 1000 Square Yards. The cost of these houses can lie anywhere between PKR 36 lakh to PKR 4.3 crores.
PLOTS FOR SALE IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
You can find a number of plots for sale in Korangi Industrial Area. These plots can be used for residential as well as commercial purposes, depending on the type of plot you are buying. The area size can range anywhere between 240 Square Yards to 1000 Square Yards, in the price ranging from PKR 55 lakh to PKR 1 Arab. This great price difference occurs due to the type of property you are buying, residential plots are lesser in price compared to industrial plots. For instance, buying a plot of 240 Square Yards can cost between PKR 55 lakh to PKR 4 crores. While the plots of 1000 Square Yards can cost you anywhere between PKR 3 crore to PKR 10 crores.
RENT PRICE TRENDS IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Rent prices of any area usually vary due to the locality and nearby amenities while the number of rooms also put a major effect on rent prices. To avoid common mistakes that tenants usually make while renting a house, we have given you an insight into rent price trends in Korangi Industrial Area Karachi:
HOUSES FOR RENT IN KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
There are a few houses for rent in Korangi Industrial Area. The area size of these houses starts from 60 Square Yards to 400 Square Yards. These houses can be rented out in the price range starting from PKR 25 Thousand to PKR 9 Lakh.
Abundant options are available for people who are looking for commercial properties in Korangi Industrial Area for sale. These properties can be used to start a manufacturing industry or a factory. You can also find a number of already built factories in this area. This area is lucrative for existing or potential entrepreneurs. Apart from buying, you can also get commercial properties in Korangi Industrial Area for rent.
MOST POPULAR SECTOR IN KORANGI KARACHI
Korangi Industrial Area stands second among most popular sectors to rent property in Korangi. It is mostly due to its prominent location near posh localities such as DHA and Clifton. In addition, it has a wide boulevard full of banks and other commercial properties that are providing revenue to the economy of K-Town.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Existence of nearby Malls has a significant value that hypes up the worth and familiarity of the property. People consider the area as easy to remember and access if there are commercial sites nearby, such as malls. Adding to that, you can find a group of malls in the vicinity of Tariq Road, around a drive of 20-30 minutes away from Korangi Industrial Area via main Korangi Road connecting to EBM Causeway and Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway. All of these malls are located one after the other:
- Shalimar Centre, Mateen Plaza, Dubai Shopping Mall, Lavish Mall, Dean Shopping Mall, and Jumeirah Mall.
On the other hand, you will find Dolmen Mall opposite to Jumeirah Mall on Tariq Road. It is a hub of entertainment for visitors. You can find dozens of fascinating activities to do here while looking around at the outlets of national and international brands. All of its floors are occupied by happening outlets of wearable brands whereas you will find franchises of many restaurants on the top-most floor of this mall. In addition, the top floor of dolmen mall also features Sindbad to keep children as well as adults amused here.
Furthermore, Bahria Town Tower is a project of Bahria Town, Karachi has also started its functions on Tariq Road. Besides being a single stop for all the shopping needs of the residents, this mall has amenities such as:
- 8-Storeyed Parking Plaza
- Gold Class Cinema with snack bar
- Separate Play Area for Kids
- Food courts and restaurants
RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND BAKERIES NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Residents of Korangi Industrial Area can take advantage of being near to SMCHS as it features a number of restaurants for fine dining, several eateries and cafés for informal gatherings. You can either choose to eat in The Kababist, serving from their diverse menu with a roof-top dining option as well while Bundoo Khan serves tempting BBQ for meat lovers. Right across the Kebabist, you will also find a franchise of Mr. Burger serving juicy burgers of various kinds.
On the other hand, you can visit Nando’s for their famous peri-peri chicken and Royal Ice & Spice is an appropriate choice for desi food lovers. Apart from that, Koffiee Challet and Del-Frio have ample options for the lovers of Italian Cuisine and Chocolate Cake. Furthermore, you can also choose to go for New York Coffee and Gloria Jean’s Coffee in Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society.
Furthermore, Foods Inn is currently providing the essence of fine dining in Sindhi Muslim Society. You can either dine-in or take-away from the variety in the menu, ranging in Pakistani Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine, Italian Cuisine and American Cuisine. It is a three-storeyed restaurant with basic amenities such as valet parking and elevator, making it wheelchair friendly as well.
Adding to that, all of the above-mentioned restaurants are easily accessible after taking a drive of 10-20 minutes.
The Place-Nueplex Cinema in one of the cinemas in Karachi that provide you with the best movie experience. One of its branch is situated in Phase 8 of DHA, Karachi which makes it around 12.2 kilometres away from Korangi Industrial Area. Moreover, these cinemas has five functioning theatres out of which three are silver screens and it has the seating for 1200 people on-board. You can enjoy your favourite movie while munching on the snacks served from the concession stand of this cinema and if you arrive before the scheduled timings of the movie, you can get some shopping done from The Place-Shopping Mall.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES and fitness centres NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Sports and fitness facilities are also one of the many amenities that serve as major criteria for the market value of any property. Adding to that, residents of Korangi Industrial Area will have access to a number of gyms in DHA Phase 2. To name a few, there is Body Engineer Gym, Fitness Extreme, Flex Fitness Gym and Weider Gym. Residents can also opt for The Sher Gym and Fitness Centre and Ceragem in DHA Phase 2. It will take an estimated commute of 10 minutes to 15 minutes to reach any of the mentioned gyms in DHA Phase 2. On the same note, residents can also choose to go to Get Smart on Main Korangi Road to stay fit.
Furthermore, Jalal-Ud-Din Cricket Academy in Sector 35-B of Landhi Town is 10 minutes away from here. It is a well-equipped ground with basic cricket amenities including practice nets and cricket pitch. In addition, this academy is also thriving to build gymnasium and swimming pool to assist the young players in the process of their training. This academy also hosts tournaments whereas it provides free coaching to the talented players of Korangi.
PARKS NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Parks are one of the many recreational sites that add beauty to the outlook of the area while creating a significant effect on the market value of the property. Residents can take a jog in the fresh air of Rani Park, Shah Muhammad Ali Park and Fatima Jinnah J1 Area Park. These parks are easily reachable after taking a drive of 10 minutes to 15 minutes.
There are many other high-end parks near Korangi Industrial Area where you can have a quality time with your family. These parks are at an approximate distance of 5 kilometres to 10 kilometres:
- Nisar Shaheed Park is easily accessible in 13-minutes by using Korangi Industrial Main Road. You will also find a number of food stalls and amusement rides for children while adults can take a powerful jog across the 1-kilometre long track of this park.
- Frere Hall is 22-minutes away from Korangi Industrial Area. It is one of the most popular parks in Karachi and the best part is that it is a free park. There’s no entry fee or charges. There’s a lot of history attached to this paradigm of architect built in British Colonial Era. There’s also a library in this park with a collection of around 70 thousand books and some of its collections consist of hand-written manuscripts too. Adding to that, this park also programmes a book festival every week on Sunday inviting all the book lover of K-Town while flower festival held every year calls all the environmentalists. Furthermore, you will also find an art gallery of the Late Pakistani artist, Sadequain here. Last but not least, there is a play area for children in the park as well.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI
Korangi Industrial Area is currently under development. This area will have high-end beauty salons for the needs of its residents when once fully developed. Till that time, ladies in the area can rely on Huma Beauty Parlour and Lips n Tips Parlour. These salons are situated on Landhi Road, at a distance of 11-minutes from the area. Furthermore, at a driving distance of 10-minutes, male residents can visit Boss Men’s Beauty Salon in Sector 8 C of Korangi for their grooming needs.
Korangi Industrial Area is a neighbouring area of Mehran Town, Korangi Karachi. Defence is 9 kilometres away while Clifton is around 11.5 kilometres away. Residents can easily reach Sea View Clifton in 22-minutes by using Khayaban-E-Ittehad Road. On the other hand, Landhi is easy to get to by driving through Landhi Road for 28 minutes which also makes Landhi Railways Station easily accessible in 30 minutes. Adding to that, Jinnah International Airport is around 30-minutes away from Korangi Industrial Area.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Korangi Industrial Area is a hub of industries and commercial sites. You can buy a property here and build any commercial market or industry. This investment will be beneficial for future income. You can also put these properties up for rent or be a tenant yourself.
It is also a neighbouring area of the commercial hubs such as Clifton, DHA and Sharah-E-Faisal and each of this area is considered to be the best area in Karachi to set up an office. On the other hand, Karachi’s focal arteries such as Lyari Expressway and Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway are also connected to Korangi Industrial Area. These pathways contribute in making this area accessible for people who commute to and from this area.
IMPORTANCE OF KORANGI INDUSTRIAL AREA KARACHI FROM NEARBY AREAS
- Defence is 9 kilometres away
- Clifton and Clifton Beach are around 11 kilometres to 14 kilometres away
- Korangi Creek Industrial Park is easy to get to in 16-minutes’ drive
- Landhi can be reached in 28 minutes via Landhi Road
- Jinnah International Airport can be accessed after a drive of 30-minutes