ABOUT KORANGI TOWN KARACHI
Korangi Town is a large town in Karachi. It comprises nine union councils. Famous for its huge industrial area, known as Korangi Industrial Area, it has two of the biggest oil refineries in Pakistan. 100 Quarters, Hasrat Mohani, Silver Town, Gulzar Colony, Chakra Goth, Zaman Town, Bilal Colony, Nasir Colony and Korangi 33 are the union councils of Korangi Town. It has a mixed population of people belonging to diverse ethnic backgrounds. A large number of factories and showrooms are spread across Korangi Industrial Area. These factories provide ample job opportunities to local residents. Korangi is one of the most densely populated residential areas in the city as it provides affordable options, especially for the working class.
AT A GLANCE
- One of the largest towns in Karachi
- Suitable for middle-income groups
- Reasonably priced accommodation
- Famous industrial area
- Gas, water and electricity available
- Pakistan Air Force Base is also in Korangi
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town has many bus stations in its vicinity. Many people, who live here, belong to the working class or middle class, therefore you will find plenty of public transport options. Bilal Chowrangi bus stop is a busy station in Korangi Industrial Area. Brookes Chowrangi, which is also known as Godam Chowrangi is an intersection at Korangi Industrial Area, near EBM Causeway and Korangi Association of Trade & Industry – Head Office. It is a busy intersection and you will find heavy traffic here. Lanes from Brookes Chowrangi will lead you to Korangi Industrial Area. Korangi Crossing bus stop has become famous for a number of reasons. Iqra University and CBM University are located nearby. This place is the gateway to areas of Defence Housing Authority and the Korangi Industrial Area. Chakragoth bus stop, Awami Colony bus stop, Vital Chowrangi bus stop and Shan Chowrangi bus stops are in the Industrial Area of Korangi.
Markets in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town has super markets to cater to the needs of residents. For stocking up on monthly groceries, people head to Imtiaz supermarket on Main Korangi Road, in Qayyumabad. At the start of every month, people swarm in from all parts of Karachi to buy groceries, fresh fruits, vegetables and fresh meat, nicely packed and portioned. It is a huge market very well stocked in comparison to others. There is a big parking area and therefore no parking issues. You can buy a wide variety of household items. There are many checkout counters to facilitate the process of buying in the store. You will have to face long queues, specially on weekends, as people flock the market. Grace supermarket in Korangi 5 is also a good place to buy groceries but there are no vegetable and fresh meat shop. Rates are a bit higher than Imtiaz superstore, but it's comparatively the same on your pocket, if you add distance and fare. For buying monthly groceries, people also head to Momin Karyana store in Sector 31 D, Korangi. MashaAllah super store, Junaid general store and Y market are other popular markets in the area.
Mosques and Churches in Korangi Town Karachi
Muslims give a lot of importance to places of worship within a community. Before buying a house in a neighbourhood, people calculate the distance to nearby mosque. For practicing muslims, who want to offer prayers five times a day, this is an important deciding factor. Gulzar Rehmat mosque, Mustafa masjid, Quba masjid, Ghosia masjid, Jamia masjid Siddique Akbar, Masjid Sheikh Inayatullah Shaheed and Aqsa masjid Korangi no.3 are worth mentioning. Tayyaba mosque has a big courtyard and an air conditioned prayer hall. Sewerage system, surrounding this mosque presents an unpleasing sight. When the gutters overflow, it creates a cleanliness issue for the ‘Namazis’. However, once you are inside the mosque, you will find spiritual solace, calm and peace.
For the minorities living in Korangi, you will find churches and temples for the Christian and Hindu community. Good Shepherd Parish in Zaman Town is the most-visited church by the Christians. St. Theresa’s church in Korangi No. 6, St. Matthew’s church, Michael Town catholic church, St. Peter’s catholic church and St James Parish house are some of the most-visited churches in Korangi.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town has many government and private schools. Korangi Public school is a famous government school located just opposite H.M. cricket ground. The City Grammar school, Pakistan Foundation school and The Kent City school are notable schools in the area. Zaman Town in Korangi has many prominent schools, namely The Savvy school, The City school, The Educators school and Town Ideal school. Karachi Cadet school has an open hall and qualified teachers, imparting quality education. TCF school is also in the neighbourhood – a school meant for the underprivileged class.
Korangi Town has many institutes of higher learning. The area is known for some of the most renowned universities in Karachi. PAF-KIET, Iqra University and Barrett Hodgson University are leading universities of the city. The terracotta pink building of Institute of Business Management in Korangi Creek can be spotted from far away. It is also known as The College of Business Management because most of the graduates at Institute of Business Management are those completing their Bachelors or Masters degree in Business Administration. As per its website, “IoBM was rated one of the country’s top universities by the Higher Education Commission of the Federal Government as well as the Government of Sindh.”
Jamia Dar-ul-Uloom is in Korangi Industrial Area. It is one of the biggest Islamic seminaries in Pakistan. It provides spiritual solace as people refer to Dar-ul-Uloom for any questions related to Islam. Over the years, it has produced great Islamic scholars.
Banks in Korangi Town Karachi
There’s no shortage of banks in Sector 15 of Korangi. MIB bank limited, Habib Metro Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and MCB (Islamic Banking) are some of the popular banks in the area. People living in Korangi Town have access to branches of other banks, like JS bank, HBL bank and Askari bank.
Clinics and Hospitals in Korangi Town Karachi
The Indus Hospital is a famous medical care facility in the heart of Korangi Town. Dr Abdul Bari Khan, founder of Indus Hospital has the vision to serve the under-privileged class, providing them free of cost, quality medical care. There are many success stories of children whose lives were saved due to appropriate and timely medical care at The Indus Hospital. Chiniot General Hospital and SIUT Mehrunnisa hospitals are reputable names in the healthcare industry. Creek General Hospital is a private welfare hospital, by KMDC. It is present near Nasir Jump Korangi. They have experienced doctors. OPD is from 8 AM to 1 PM with less fees, including free lab tests and X-rays. Emergency cases are dealt free of charge. Sindh Government hospital in Korangi number 5 provides good medical care facilities to the residents of Korangi Town. It provides dialysis facilities. AKUH Medical Centre, Al Khidmat hospital and Aziz hospital are other prominent medical care facilities in Korangi Town. LRBT Free Tertiary Eye hospital in Sector 41-B is a free of cost welfare hospital – treating various diseases of eyes.
PROPERTIES IN KORANGI TOWN KARACHI
Sales Price Trends in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town has houses, plots and apartments up for sale. Please note prices may be subject to change.
Houses for Sale in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town offers houses for sale at different price points. The range for a 120 sq yd house is usually PKR 50 lakh to PKR 2 crore. A 240 sq yd house in Korangi Town can cost you PKR 48 lakh and PKR 5.2 crore.
Flats for Sale in Korangi Town Karachi
Apartments in Korangi Town are popular among investors as they come in affordable prices. Studio flats are quite popular among people living on their own. The price demand is between PKR 12 lakh and PKR 36 lakh. For 2-bed apartments in Korangi, you need to have a budget of PKR 8.5 lakh to PKR 48 lakh. A 3-bed flat can cost you anywhere between PKR 25 lakh and PKR 3 crore.
Plots for Sale in Korangi Town Karachi
The most popular category for land is that of a 120 sq yd plot in Korangi, which can roughly cost from 40 lakh to over PKR 1 crore. For 1 kanal plots for sale in Korangi, prices vary between PKR 3 crore and PKR 4 crore.
Rent Price Trends in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town has many houses and apartments available for rent.
Houses for Rent in Korangi Town Karachi
For people who cannot afford to buy, renting a unit can be a feasible option. Houses on rent are available for as low as PKR 15 thousand per month. For a 4-bedroom house in Dar-us-Salam society, prices tend to go as high as PKR 90 thousand per month.
Flats for Rent in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi is located away from the city’s centre. This is also one of the reasons why you will find properties at comparatively low rates. 2-bedroom apartments can be rented easily for PKR 8 thousand to PKR 50 thousand per month.
Commercial activity is in full swing in Korangi Town. The area is known for its many warehouses, pharmaceutical plants and shops available for sale. However, for people interested in buying factories, in particular, should definitely explore Korangi Town as there are a number of manufacturing plants up for sale in the area.
Most Popular Areas in Korangi Town Karachi
Within Korangi, among the most popular areas to invest in properties, Mehran Town is at the top of the list. Mehran Town offers various 120 sq yd and 240 sq yd housing options. Double unit houses are also up for sale. There are bigger units of 400 sq yd up for grabs. An 11-bed, 400 sq yd house can be bought at a price of PKR 2.3 crore.
Rental property trends show that the area of Dar-us-Salam is preferred by the prospective tenants. Rental prices are quite high in Dar-us-Salam Society, as it is a gated community and a secure area. There is also uninterrupted supply of electricity. A 3-bed, upper portion is available for PKR 60 thousand on rent in Korangi Town.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Marketplaces in Korangi Town Karachi
Korangi Town has different kinds of markets. For instance, there is Korangi no. 4 mobile market, which is a good place to buy or sell mobile phones at good rates. Hafta Bazaar and Peer Bazaar are popular among locals who want to buy things at less prices. Korangi no. 6 market is very famous in the neighbourhood. You can buy clothes, garments, shoes, bags, uniforms, bangles, gold and other jewelry items. Korangi number 2 main market has many ready-made and tailored garment shops both for ladies and gents, foot wear, accessories, furniture, gift shops, bakery, and much more. It is crowded especially during festive occasions of Eid etc.
Restaurants in Korangi Town Karachi
Kallo Chowk is a local food street in Korangi Town. Everything is available at affordable prices. Its fried fish is especially famous for its exquisite tastes.
Spoon Fight restaurant serves mighty zinger burgers, broast and pizzas. They are popular among the local people. Pizza Max, The Pizza Spot, Fahad fast food, KFC Korangi are popular fast food outlets in the area. Friendzz Biryani Centre, Chef Javed Pakwan Centre, MashaAllah Punjab restaurant, Noman Foods and Pakwan Centre, Shahzaib restaurant and Imam Food Palace are popular eateries in the area.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in Korangi Town Karachi
You will find plenty of sports facilities in Korangi Town. Yesrab Cricket Ground, Alfalah Cricket Ground, Labor Square Cricket Ground, Hazrat Ali Ground, P&T Ground are a few prominent names in this regard. FCC cricket ground is a popular venue for many sports enthusiasts. Some of the fitness centres that have gained popularity over the years are Dua Health & Fitness Centre for Ladies, Ironman Body Building Club, Gul Fitness Gym & Slimming Centre, Farooq Fitness Club & Gym and Shafiq Mehboob Health Club.
Parks in Korangi Town Karachi
Residents of Korangi Town can spend evening time in beautiful parks. Fatima Jinnah Park, Modil Park, Mustafabad Park, Quaid Park, L Area Park, Sabir Park and Haseeb Shaheed Park are popular parks in the area for morning/evening walks.
Salons and Spas in Korangi Town Karachi
There are many beauty salons in Korangi Town. For a quick manicure, pedicure or facial massage, people head To Aqsa Beauty Parlor, Mubras Beauty Parlor, Lavish Beauty Salon, Boss Mens Beauty Salon and Huma Beauty Parlor are the most-visited salons in the area.
Korangi Town is surrounded by Defence Housing Authority. Defence View Phase-1 is only 11 minutes away. Landhi Town is adjacent to Korangi Industrial Area. Another popular residential area, Clifton, can be reached in 20 minutes.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Living in Korangi Town, you are in for a bumpy ride as there are some dilapidated roads in the area. However, Korangi provides affordable housing to those who can’t buy a house of their own in the metropolitan city. The town also provides employment opportunities to many as there are different kinds of factories located here. People who live and work in Korangi can easily get to their workplace without wasting time on the road while stuck in traffic.
Importance of Korangi Town Karachi from major locations nearby
- Just a 21-minute drive away from Clifton Karachi
- PECHS is a short 20-minute drive away from Korangi Town
- 26 minutes to reach Jinnah International Airport