ABOUT PAK AVENUE COLONY SAHIWAL
Around 150 years ago, there was a village near Harrapa called Montgomery. After years of development, it transformed into a semi urban city. The development continued for more than a decade to bring it to what it looks like today, the modern day Sahiwal.If we go a little north-east from the centre of Sahiwal, there is a residential area called Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal.
It has all sorts of facilities and amenities, either within or nearby, to ensure a comfortable living. The area is also known as Pak Avenue Housing Scheme and is home to schools, mosque, park, and general stores. Shadman Town is located to its east, Farid Town and Jeewan City to its west, and University of Sahiwal to its south. Sahiwal to Faisalabad Road, commonly known as Faisalabad Road, is also located to its west, which further connect with Arra Tulla Road, Naiki Midhali Road and Canal Road.
As for the utilities, the colony has active supplies of electricity and water. A water filtration plant is established in the society close to Pak Avenue Park. The residents can easily access clean and pure drinking water from there without any hassle.
AT A GLANCE
- Well-developed society
- Water Filtration Plant is available
- Has a park and several other facilities
- Plenty renowned names are in vicinity
- Jamia Masjid e Tooba is located close to the park
- A couple of other mosques are found in different points of the society
- The society has a Gospel Baptist Church to accommodate the minorities
- Arra Tulla Road, Noor Shah Road and Canal Road are at a close distance
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
The following facilities can be found within and nearby the area.
Public Transport near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Pak Avenue Colony has a network of roads within the premises, which allows smooth movement around the society. These roads are then connected to the major routes of the city, particularly Faisalabad Road, Arra Tulla Road and Canal Road. It is on these routes that you are most likely going to find a bunch of public transport options. The most common mode of transport used in the city is Qingqi and auto rickshaws. Mini buses are also used for transportation but they are very limited in number. Ride hailing apps are also an option, through which you can call the ride right on your doorstep and they will charge you depending on how far your drop off location is.
For intercity transport, there are options between travelling via train or bus. To board a bus, the City Central Bus Stand is located on Railway Road, around 5 km away from the abode. From there you can catch buses going to Faisalabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Hyderabad, Karachi and the other cities. Daewoo Express Terminal is on Multan Road, 6.5 km away, from where you can easily catch a Daewoo going to your desired city.
Several other bus companies also have their pickup point on Multan Road, including Niazi Express, Faisal Mover Bus Terminal, Ali Express Bus Station, Bilal Travels and Power International. All of these will take around 10 to 15 minutes to reach.
If you wish to travel by train then you can catch your respective train from Sahiwal Railway Station on Railway Road, Jaga Gujjar Colony, at a distance of around 4.5 km. The station is clean and has recently gone under some renovation by the Pakistan Railway. It has quite a long platform, so much so that it can easily qualify for having one of the longest platforms in Pakistan.
Markets near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
To accommodate you with your grocery and household needs, there are a couple of grocery and general stores in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal. Al Rehman Karyana & General Store has two of its outlets, one on the Main Road of Pak Avenue Colony, and the other is on the street coming after the end of Lane 3. Both can be walked up to in 5 to 10 minutes. Ali Grocery Store is located on the street, opposite to Lane 3, in line with Super Car Wash and Al Rehman Karyana & General Store. A naan shop that goes by the name Bismillah Naan Shop is also located on the same street.
If we step outside of the boundaries, there is Alif Furniture and Pick N Pay Stationery and Miscellaneous Store near Pak Avenue. They are located on Comprehensive School Chowk at Faisalabad Road, coming after a 4-minute drive.
As for markets near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, the main Sabzi Mandi is part of the High Street, Sadman Town – around 3.5 km away, Fruit Mandi is located opposite to Partab Bagh – also about 3.5 km away, where Vegetable Market is on Church Road – almost 4 km away. All of these markets fetch you a good variety of fresh produce and the best time to go there is early in the morning. Added to this, you will also find a number of local vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables on the streets,
Mosques and Churches in and near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Being a Muslim majority area, a couple of mosques in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal can easily be reached. Jamia Masjid e Tooba Pak Avenue Sahiwal is located near Pak Avenue Park, and should be at a walking distance from every part of the society. Jamia Masjid Tayyaba and Touba Masjid, on the other hand, are located on the Main Road of the colony, proving to be closer for the residents living near the main road.
For the residents living on or near Lane No. 1 and Lane No. 9, the mosques near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal can be of great benefit. One of which is Jamia Masjid Ibrahim in Shadman Town, which should be a walking distance of barely 6 minutes for the people of Lane No. 1 and 9.
For the religious minorities of the area, represented by the white part of Pakistan’s flag, there is Gospel Baptist Church on the road near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal. The road is not really named but since it has a Canal running alongside and is a continuation of the actual Canal Road, the locals call it Canal Road.
Schools, Colleges & Universities in and near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
The former Governor of California and once a very famous Hollywood actor and filmmaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, “You know nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.” To put it down in simple words, this means that our future depends on our children and their future depends on the quality of education.
Considering the importance of education for a nation, the residential areas are planned by the government to have schools in close reach. For this reason, Pak Avenue Colony can be called a well-planned area as it has several institutions within and near its boundaries. The schools in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal include Allied Junior School Fulla Campus on Street No. 4, Mujaddid ALF-I-Sani School in the lane next to Lane 3, The Educators School Pak Avenue Campus on Street A/1, and Govt. Excellent School, GCET. All of these schools are affiliated with Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) at a walking distance of 5 to 10 minutes.
For schools near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, there are a couple of Government schools, namely Govt. Girls High School Fareed Town and Govt. Lab. Higher Secondary School. The Educators has another branch of it in Farid Town, a little more than a kilometre’s distance.
Some renowned Cambridge schools can also be tracked nearby. Beaconhouse School System, for example, has its Sahiwal Campus on Farid Town Road, Farid Town at a distance of nearly 1.5 km. On the other hand, The City School has its Sahiwal Campus on Muhammad Pur Road, more commonly known as Arra Tulla Road, which is a little more than a kilometre away. These schools will take you around 4 minutes to reach by car and 13 minutes on foot. If you want to put your kids into the habit of morning walk, then these are at an ideal distance.
A multitude of colleges near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal can also be accessed within a few minutes from the housing society. Seek School and College is in Gospel Colony, Canal Road, at a walking distance of 5 minutes. Govt. Elementary College and Government Elementary High School and Training College are located close to Canal Road, at a 6-minute walk. Then there is Maarifa College on Satluj Block Road, falling in the boundaries of Shadman Town and at a 3-minute drive.
College of Advanced Scientific Techniques – Sahiwal Boys Campus is located on Naiki Midhali Road, at a distance of a little more than a km. other colleges in vicinity to the society include the following ones.
- KEN College for Girls is spotted close to Government Comprehensive High School, after a 4-minute drive. The college offers computer courses along with the regular classes.
- College of Tourism and Hotel Management (COTHM) provides professional and certified chef training through a range of different courses. It is located on Arra Tulla Road, Farid Town, a little more than a km away
- The Limit College is also in Farid Town, around 2 km away
- Sahiwal Girls Campus of The Superior Group of Colleges is located near College Chowk, coming hardly after a 6-minute drive
University of Sahiwal on Farid Town Road is the most renowned university near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal. By car, it is about 4 minutes away from the town. To facilitate the faculty, the university has made arrangements for Officers Hostel, University Faculty Homes, Girls Hostel, University Cafeteria, Hockey Ground and much more.
Another good option is Sahiwal Medical College (SLMC), adjacent to Medical College Road and DPS Road, after a 10-minute drive. SLMC lets its students choose from amongst Anatomy, BioChemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Forensic, Behavioural Science, ENT, Community Medicine, Opthalmology, Orthopedic, General Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Gynae & Obst, Paeds Medicine, Anesthesia and ICU.
Other universities near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal include these.
- Barani Institute of Sciences is part of Malikabad Complex, on 6th Road – 3.5 km away
- Virtual University of Pakistan on Jail Road, Muhammadi Colony is 3.5 km away
- Government Post Graduate College near College Chowk is a little farther than 2 km
Banks near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
For financial transactions, there are plenty of banks near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal. JS Bank and Allied Bank Limited has branches on Arra Tulla Road – almost a kilometer away. Noor Shah Road houses a few bank branches too, namely Apna Microfinance Bank, Muslim Commercial Bank and Habib Bank Limited – a kilometres’ drive away.
The main market of Farid Town has branches of National Bank of Pakistan, Bank AlFalah, Habib Bank Limited, Faysal Bank, Allied Bank Limited, United Bank Limited, and Muslim Commercial Bank – all within 2.5 km from the Pak Avenue community. Added to this, Fareed Town Police Station Road has a branch of Zarrayi Tarraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) after a 5-minute drive.
Electricity and Other Utilities
The electricity distribution in Sialkot is the responsibility of Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). Majority of the city’s power distribution is however under WAPDA, with certain areas coming under the authority of MEPCO.
There is a WAPDA Complaint Center in M Block, Street # 3 of Farid Town for the residents of Farid Town and of nearby areas. The complaint centre is a 2-km distance from Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal. The closest grid station is on Girls College Road, Tariq Bin Ziad Colony, around 3 km away powered at 132 kV. A MEPCO Customer Complaint Center is found on main Farid Town Road, nearly 3.5 km away.
To provide for clean drinking water, Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal has a Pak Avenue Water Filter Plant on Street No. 3, close to Pak Avenue Park. The plant is a project of Rotary Club of Sahiwal Central that works in collaboration with Rotary Club Chelmsford London UK to provide clean drinking water to the locals without any hassle.
Clinics and Hospitals near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Having a healthcare facility within reach is a blessing, especially during a health emergency. A residential area must have a reliable medical facility to take care of the residents. For this very reason, there are a number of clinics near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal. Ali Homeopathic Clinic is located close to the main road of Pak Avenue Colony but outside of the boundaries of the colony, almost at a kilometre’s distance.
Al Rasheed Clinic in Shadman Town is a 3-minute drive from the colony. Shadman Town also has Ali Usman Clinic and Maternity Home around 1.5 km away. Noor Shah Road has Sahiwal Chest Clinic, opposite to DHQ Teaching Hospital, in Kot Khadim Ali Shah – a little above a kilometre. Opposite to Nawaz Sharif Park, there is MCH Clinic and Maternity Home – at a kilometre’s distance.
There is an eye clinic with the name Dr Muhammad Majid Mahmood Eye Specialist on Arra Tulla Road, towards Farid Town, around 2 km away. The main market of Farid Town has Family Health Clinic by Dr Affan Faayiq Zada, opposite to Masjid Shuhda, up to 2.5 km away.
Plenty of hospitals are located in proximity to Pak Avenue Colony. Salma Khatoon Hospital is on Street No. 1, Chak 86/6R, almost a km away. Civil Hospital is at a short distance from DHQ Hospital, which is at a 9-minute walking distance from the area. Imtiaz Hospital is in Kot Khadim Ali Shah, Habib Town, only a kilometre away. Other than these, some famous hospitals near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal include Rasheed Memorial Hospital on a local road in Saeed Ullah Mokal Colony, Fateh Sher Colony – nearly 1.5 km away. The hospital maintains cleanliness while the doctors over there are honest to their profession. The following are also accessible.
- Qureshi hospital is further away on Noor Shah Road in Saeed Ullah Mokal Colony, a little less than 2 km reach and is open 24 hours a day
- Care Hospital is also in Fateh Sher Colony, after around a 2.5 km drive, open 24 hours
- Close to Mission Chowk, there is Christian Hospital Sahiwal (CHS), located on High Street after a 7-minute drive
Security in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
As far as the security is concerned, the closest police station to Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal is spotted in Farid Town, only a 5 minutes’ call away. Another police station on Ghori Street that can be contacted on their landline number, is a 10 minutes’ call away. Nowadays the police helpline is also available online and has been receiving positive reviews for the prompt and satisfactory response by the policemen. Added to this, DPO Office Sahiwal and Office of the SP Investigation Sahiwal are both at a drive of around 8 minutes.
PROPERTIES IN PAK AVENUE COLONY SAHIWAL
Sale Price Trends in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Located close to Arra Tulla Road, Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal is offering a number of properties for sale. Most of the properties for sale are homes and only a few plots are available. The sale price trends of these properties are elaborated below.
Houses for Sale in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
The diverse community of Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal is offering a variety of houses for sale. These houses come in the size of 3 to 10 marla and are priced between PKR 60 lakh to PKR 1 crore. To categorise their prices with respect to their size, you can find a 5 marla house in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal for as low as PKR 65 lakh to PKR 1 crore, 10 marla house for as low as PKR 85 lakh or more.
Plots for Sale in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
As for the plots for sale in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, there are only a limited number of options available. Their prices start from as low as PKR 50 lakh and go up to PKR 1.5 crore.
Rental Price Trends in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Renting is an affordable option for both, living as well as for doing business in the area. Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, therefore, gives the locals an option to rent in the society. For your convenience, the rental price trends of the properties are briefly discussed below.
House for Rent in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
The houses for rent in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal can be rented for as low as PKR 25 thousand or as high as PKR 40 thousand per month. They come in the sizes of 7 to 15 marla, with 7 marla ones being more common.
Lower Portions for Rent in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
To make it even more convenient, you have the option to rent a separate lower portion. Giving you a rough idea, you can easily rent a lower portion for as low as PKR 25 thousand. Lower portions usually allow for some extra space in the form of parking space, patio and/or garden. Also, if you have an elderly person in your family, they do not have to take the stairs to reach home.
Commercial Properties in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal is a residential neighbourhood but to facilitate the residents, it has made quite a few commercial properties available. These properties are available in the form of shops and commercial plots. You can expect to find a commercial plot in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal for as low as PKR 55 lakh or more.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
When talking about malls near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, a popular name is Saddar Bazar where there are Mall of Shanza, Pakpattan Bazar, Rizwan Plaza and much more to offer. The bazar is reachable in 10 to 15 minutes by car. Mall of Shanza is a little more than 3.5 kilometres from the colony. The place is good, especially for gents’ and children’s clothing where you can find everything under one roof. Hussain Shopping Mall on Jhall Road, Nai Abadi comes after a 4.5 km drive. There are many other options for shoes and clothing and plenty more for home appliances and electronics.
Girls College Road is also quite a shopping street covered with plenty of national and international brand outlets for clothing and shoes. The road has Motifz, Ideas by Gul Ahmed, Junaid Jamshed, Limelight, Khaadi, Warda, The Diners, Bata Shoes, Metro Shoes, Shoe Box, ECS, Servis, Minnie Minors, Zellbury and several others. Girls College Road is almost 2.5 km away from the area.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
When it comes to restaurants and eateries, hands down, High Street has some of the best ones of the city lined up. High Street is a famous food and shopping street of Sahiwal where you will find Meerab Restaurant, Flora, Butt Karahi Tikka, Bulbul Hotel and several local names are on the road. Meerab Restaurant has a fine ambience and customer-friendly service. Their cakes, ice cream and shakes are the best in the menu. Flora is also known for their ice cream, shakes (especially Kit Kat Shake) and fast food. Butt Karahi Tikka is famous for its barbecue. Bulbul Hotel was launched during the 90s and they do Karahi like no other in town. Their Chicken Karahi and Mutton Karahi are the most running items on their menu, and that too at nominal prices.
At Jogi Chowk, High Street comes to an end. To the west of the roundabout, there is Railway Road where you will come across Lahore Tikka House. They are the first ones to start the concept of Shatarmurgh (Ostrich) Karahi. People from all over Pakistan go there to taste Ostrich meat. It is at an 11-minute drive from Pak Avenue.
Other renowned restaurants near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal are on Farid Town Road, which is an extension of Arra Tulla Road. These include the following.
- Kings and Queens Fast Food Restaurant is at a distance of 2.5 km, where Shawarma, Stuffed Chicken and Steaks are the most ordered items
- Anaya Chinese Restaurant is located further inwards, after Khan Cars Showroom – 2 to 3 km away. While people know it mostly for Chinese food, their Fish Tikka is really good
- Bell Canto is around a 3.5 km drive from home, which is a must try for spaghetti lovers. Their desserts are also a must have, especially the Molten Lava Cake
Coming to the bakeries near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, Hamdard Sweets & Bakers and Sardar Sweets are the closest of them all. Hamdard Sweets & Bakers is located close to the roundabout near Naiki Midhali Road and Faisalabad Road, whereas Sardar Sweets is found close to Comprehensive School Chowk – both within a 4-minute drive from the society.
Cakes & Bakes is in Farid Town, a little inwards from Arra Tulla Road, coming after about a 2-km drive. They are one of the best in town for cakes and other confectionaries and also do customised cakes. Opposite to them, there is Decent Bakery which is also in Farid Town and at a similar distance. A couple of bakeries near main market Farid Town are New Al-Farid Bakers & Sweets and New Iqbal Sweet House. Decent Bakers has another branch of it on Circle Road, which is the older more popular branch. New Al-Farid Bakers & Sweets and Decent Bakers deliver delish bakery items at reasonable prices.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Fitness Centres and Sports Facilities near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Jogging and brisk walking are a great option for keeping fit. However, if you are looking for a properly well-equipped gym or fitness centre near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, there are quite a few to suffice. Platinum Gym is located near College Chowk, on Arra Tulla Road, Farid Town, trackable after a 6-minute drive. The gym timings are from 6 in the morning to 11 at night. Farid Town also has World Gym near main market of the town, and S. Tigers Karate Centre in Tanki Wala Park, accessible at a 6-minute and an 8-minute drive, respectively.
Furthermore, 2.5 km from the colony, there is German Fitness Club on main Fateh Sher Road, in Fateh Sher Colony. The fitness centre has all the latest gym equipment, right set of ergonomics, environment, professional gym trainer and ample parking space. They charge a bit higher than the other gyms but according to their regular goers, it is all worth it in the end.
Coming to the sports facilities near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, there are a bunch to name. Quaid-e-Azam Stadium is situated adjacent to Canal Road and Race Course Road. The facility is spacious enough to let you play all sorts of sports. Sahiwal club is up to 2.5 km away, meting out a very relaxing atmosphere with a variety of indoor and outdoor sports.
Liaqat Shaheed Road has a sports club called Al-Faisal Football Club, which is at a distance of almost 3 km. It is basically a huge ground where local football tournaments are organised. Players are coached there and there is a whole maintenance team, taking care of the ground.
Parks in Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal has a park of its own, simply called Pak Avenue Colony Park. The park is well-manicured with trees and other plantations, and should be a walking distance of 5 to 10 minutes from every corner of the society. It has walkways where you will find people walking and jogging in the morning and evening. Also, there are separate swings for kids and adults.
Beauty Salons near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
For beauty salons near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal, Depilex Beauty Clinic is a name that needs no introduction. It is located in Fateh Sher Colony, coming after a 7-minute drive from the abode, and stays open from 11am to 8pm. Another fine salon in Fateh Sher Colony is Magic Mirror Beauty Salon which is nearly 2 km away, where they provide up to the mark services.
Farid Town also lends plenty of beauty salons to the neighbourhood, namely Virgo Beauty Salon, Tulip Beauty Parlour, Allura Beauty Salon, Apsara Beauty Clinic, Leo Beauty Parlour, One Touch Makeup & Hair Expert, Rabia’s Signature Work Bridal Makeup & Beauty Saloon, The Make Over Place, Zainab Beauty Parlour and others – 2 to 3 km away.
Cinemas near Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal
When on the lookout for cinemas near Pak Avenue Colnoy Sahiwal, Marian Cineplex Cinema on Multan Road – 11 km away, is a go to for the residents. It is at a drive of 20 minutes from the colony. The cinema is a part of Marian Hotel, which also boasts a club with swimming pool, café, bar and ample car parking.
University of Sahiwal is located on Farid Town Road, a little above a kilometre from the colony. The university was previously operational as Government Post Graduate College but now goes by the name of University of Sahiwal. The college was established in 1942 by the British Government taking care of Punjab at that time. It has a beautiful architecture with spacious grounds and durable infrastructure. In the past, it has played a major role in imparting education to a remote area and has contributed some very talented scholars and scientists to the country.
College Chowk near Government Post Graduate College Sahiwal is nearly a 2-km drive from Pak Avenue. College Chowk is considered a major landmark and known to have some famous shopping malls, bakeries, food joints, banks, hospital and off course a college nearby.
High Street is a notable commercial street of Sahiwal where there are bunch of popular eateries. It starts at College Road and ends on Jogi Chowk. It is around 2 km away from Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal.
Church roundabout is surrounded by several eateries, colleges, fuel stations, and playgrounds. A trivial fact about the Church roundabout is that it almost marks the centre of Sahiwal. Yaadgar Monument Sahiwal is located on one corner of the outer ring. It is a famous landmark on Railway Road, at a distance of 4 km from the hood.
Canan Park Sahiwal is located on Canal Road, at a distance of 5 km. It is beautiful green park where people come to spend some quality time with their families and friends. The park is naturally bordered by the Canal and lets you enjoy boating. It has gazebos, walkways, bridges, huts and swings for
Sahiwal Railway Station, also known as Sahiwal Station, is situated in Jaga Gujjar Colony, at a distance of approximately 5 km from the society.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal is a well-developed society that enjoys the proximity of several important areas of the city. A popular area, Shadman Town, also neighbours Pak Avenue. Farid Town is also pretty close to the colony. Arra Tulla Road, Noor Shah Road and Canal Road are all in proximity. The University of Sahiwal is on Farid Town Road, posing to be at a 4 to 5 minutes’ drive. A number of renowned schools, both Cambridge and Matric, are found within and nearby. Quite a few sports facilities and clubs are accessible through a drive of less than 10 minutes from the hood.
Overall, Pak Avenue Colony Sahiwal is a diverse neighbourhood with a Muslim majority that also has arrangements for the minorities. There are quite a few mosques at a walking distance for the residents. A Gospel Baptist Church is also located at a walking distance of 10 minutes from the colony.
As far as the utilities are concerned, it has active supplies of water, gas and electricity. Such an ideal colony is offering a number of opportunities for property investors and buyers.
Importance of Pak Avenue Colony, Sahiwal from major locations nearby
- The University of Sahiwal is almost a kilometre away
- Farid Town is at a distance of almost 1.5 km
- College Chowk is nearly 2 km away
- Yaadgar Monument is at a distance of around 4 km
- Canaan Park is at a distance of up to 5 km
- Sahiwal Railway Station is at a distance of almost 5 km