ABOUT SURJANI TOWN, GADAP TOWN, KARACHI
Surjani Town, Gadap Town, Karachi is an affordable, low-income locality in the northern side of the metropolis. Majority of Surjani Town’s population belongs to the middle class and lower middle class. It is part of the larger subdivision Gadap Town that is spread over a land area of 1200 sq km, making it one of the largest subdivisions of Karachi. On the western side of Surjani Town, lies the Hub River that divides Sindh and Balochistan. Towards the northern part of Surjani Town, there is Karachi Northern Bypass, M-10. This route connects the town to Super Highway and Lyari Expressway, which makes it accessible from the main city. The main road of Surjani Town is known as Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi Road which proceeds to Shahrah-e-Usman. Shahrah-e-Usman is one of the major routes taken by the residents to reach the popular areas of the city, such as North Nazimabad, Gulberg Town and Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi is a vast area comprising different sectors from 1 to 16. For proper management, these sectors are further divided into A, B, C, D (for example; 4A, 4B, 4C, 5A, 5B, 5C, so on and so forth). Other than Sector 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, all the other sectors are developed and have active supplies of electricity, water and gas. Yousuf Goth, Maymarabad, Sector 4, 6 and 7 are the most famous ones among the investors. Some famous residential areas nearby the abode are New Karachi Town, Gulshan-e-Maymar, North Karachi, and Taiser Town.
AT A GLANCE
- Affordable shops and houses
- A part of Gadap Town, Karachi
- All nearby facilities are available
- New Karachi Town is at a 10 minutes’ drive
- Abundance of affordable schools and clinics
- Accessible from Karachi Northern Bypass, M-10
- Shahrah-e-Usman connects it to the popular areas of the city
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
The following facilities can be found within and nearby the area.
Public Transport near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi has plenty of bus stops within the area, from where the locals can catch their relevant bus. There is a bus stop in every sector of Surjani Town, at a walking distance of around 5 to 20 minutes. There is Power House Bus Stop near Power House Chowrangi, Bhutto Chowk Bus Stop and Abdullah More Bus Stop on Lyari Basti Road, Khan Bus Stop in Sector 10/2, Allah Wali Bus Stop in Yousuf Goth. 4-H bus will take to Yousuf Goth, Lal Market, New Karachi, Water Pump, Karimabad, Liaquatabad No. 10, Teen Hatti, Guru Mandir, 7th Day Hospital, Empress Market, Lucky Star, Jinnah Hospital, Cantt Stations, Clifton Bridge, Gizri, Sea View and return. 4-S will take you to Two Minutes Chowrangi, Saleem Centre, U.P Mour, Nagan Chowrangi, Shadman Town, Sakhi Hassan, Hyderi, Board Office, Nazimabad No. 7, Nazimabad No. 6, Nazimabad Chowrangi, Lasbela House, Guru Mandir, Numaish, M.A Jinnah Road, EidGaah, Tower and return. While for reaching Shahrah-e-Faisal, the Urban Transport System (UTS) buses can be useful.
You can catch a CNG Green Bus from Old CNG Bus Terminal in Sector 5, Green Bus KDA Stop in Sector 4B of Surjani Town. The Green Bus CNG-1 will take you to Tower, passing through Baradari, Nagan Chowrangi, Hyderi, North Nazimabad, Lasbela, Gurumandir, M.A Jinnah Road, Urdu Bazar, Jama Cloth, Boltan Market and finally to Tower. CNG-2 will take you to Korangi, passing through Baradari, Nagan Chowrangi, Buffer Zone, Sohrabgoth, Rashid Minhas Road, Gulshan Chowrangi, NIPA, Millennium Mall, Drig Road, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Nathakhan, Shah-Faisal Expressway, Korangi Industrial Area and finally to Korangi Crossing. CNG-3 will take you Gulshan-e-Maymar, from where you can catch CNG-4 and proceed to Liaquatabad.
The other modes of transport in Karachi can easily be found on the main roads of Surjani Town, especially Shahrah-e-Usman. Plus, you can also make use of the ride hailing apps that are all the hype these days. A good thing about these apps is that you don’t have to go all the way to a stop, your ride will pick you up from the door and drop you to your destination.
Markets near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
On Eid Gaah Ground of Muraqba Hall Road, Sector 4 of Surjani Town, Karachi, an extensive market is set up every Wednesday and Sunday, hence the name Budh Bazaar (Wednesday Market) and Itwaar Bazaar (Sunday Market). The market features fresh fruits, vegetables, other groceries, clothing, accessories and whatnot. On the same road, you will find Nagori Milk Shop and some meat shops. There are a number of general stores and supermarkets near KDA Chowrangi, Surjani Town, such as Utility Store and Munnu Bhai Superstore, both being accessible from Muraqba Hall Road. Other than that, you will find plenty of fruit and vegetable vendors on the streets of Surjani Town.
Mosques in and near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
It is very important for a mosque to be available at a walking distance of no more than 5 - 10 minutes. For this purpose, there are two to three mosques in each sector of Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi. Jamia Masjid Maymarabad, Jamia Masjid Ghousia and Jamia Masjid Saad Bin Abi Waqas in Sector 1. Jamia Masjid Mubarak, Jamia Masjid Rehmania and Masjid Aqsa in Yousuf Goth. Sector 3 are more of a land-only zone. Siddiq-e-Akbar Jamia Masjid, Azeemia Jamia Masjid, Jamia Masjid Gulzar Muhammadi and Sultan Masjid in Sector 4. Jamia Masjid Khanqah Jalilia, Diyar-e-Habib Masjid, Jamia Masjid Maarif Sharia and Momin Masjid in Sector 5. Jamia Masjid Mujadid Alf Sani R.A, Jamia Islamia Minhaj ul Quran, Masjid Irfan ul Quran, Jamia Masjid Hajira and Abdullahbad Masjid Gulistan E Kazim in Sector 6. Sector 7 has the most number of mosques. With over 10 mosques, Sector 7 has the highest number of mosques, including Jamia Masjid Qasim, Jamia Masjid Hasnain, Jamia Masjid Siddiq-e-Akbar, Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira, Jamia Masjid Ghous ul Azam, Jamia Masjid Imam Ahmad Raza and many more. Sector 8 is a land-only sector so far and Sector 9 is a commercial sector. Marium Masjid, Faizan-e-Attar and Ali Murtaza Masjid are found in Sector 10. Jamia Tul Khalil and Khatam-ul-Ambia Masjid are in Sector 11 whereas the other sectors; 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 are land-only sectors.
For other religious minorities, Surjani Town Karachi has churches too, namely ARP Church on Godhra Road in Sector 11, Ephesus Church of Pakistan near the last stop of W-11, in Yousuf Goth and Wise Baptist Church on Lyari Basti Road.
Schools, Colleges & Universities in and near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
There are several schools in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi. In Sector 5D, there is a campus of The Educators offering Montessori to Matric education, at a walking distance from homes in Sector 4 or 5, or a drive of 5-10 minutes from the other sectors of the town. The Smart School in Sector 4A is rendering classes from Playgroup to Matric. It is very convenient to access for the residents of Sector 4, while the residents of other sectors can drive up to it in 5 – 10 minutes. Arshi Public School is a Montessori to Matric School, and Islamic School for Deaf are both in Sector 4B. Another Montessori to Matric School in the competition is Ali High School, in Sector 4A. Other schools in Surjani Town include Oxford English School Grammar School in Sector 5D, Fayyaz Model Secondary School in Sector 5, New Generation High School in Sector 4A and Azeem Public Grammar School in Sector 4D.
“For a nation to succeed, it is very important to educate the girls”, advocated the founder of Pakistan – Quaid-e-Azam. There are two colleges in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi, especially for girls. Government Degree College for Girls in Sector 5D and Girls College on Azeemia Public School Road, Sector 4. There is also an all-boys government college in town, Government Degree Boys College in Sector 4.
For Bachelorette, Masters, Ph.D. and other specialisations, Hamdard University on Hakim Mohammad Said Road, Gadap Town, 11 km away, at a drive of 22 minutes from Surjani Town. It is a newly constructed university with state of the art architecture and building. With separate faculties and departments, it offers an array of courses from the following faculties.
- Engineering Sciences & Technology
- Management Sciences
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Eastern Medicine
Banks near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
When it comes to financial transactions, paying the bills, clearance of cheques and for making payments, banks serve their purpose well. To get their bank tasks done, the residents will have to head towards Shahrah-e-Usman in New Karachi Town. The route has banks on either side of it, including Bank Islami, Bank Al Habib, Sindh Bank, Soneri Bank, United Bank Limited, Habib Bank Limited, Meezan Bank Limited, Allied Bank Ltd. and several others. There are two branches of Muslim Commercial Bank in New Karachi Town, one is near 2 Minute Ki Chowrangi Bus Stop and the other one is on Godhra Road near 5 Number Bus Stop. All of these banks near Surjani Town Karachi can be accessed through a drive of 5 to 20 minutes from Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi.
Surjani Town Karachi has its own Grid Station that is locally known as Surjani Town Power House. The grid station sufficiently powers the whole area with load-shedding on the scheduled hours. Electrical setup is over-the-ground with electrical poles placed after every few miles.
Clinics and Hospitals near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Amongst many hospitals in Surjani Town Karachi, Al Mujeeb Hospital is in Sector 4A, which is a preferred healthcare facility in the vicinity. The doctors and staff have a positive approach to their patients. Its pharmacy and gynaecologist facility is open 24-hours. Another hospital worth mentioning here is Hassan Medical Center (commonly known as Hassan Hospital) on Azeemia Street in Sector 7 of Surjani, which is a project of Shed Foundation. Locals from other areas like North Karachi Township and Gulshan-e-Maymar also come here for its reasonable fee. The hospital also provides free of cost healthcare facilities to the poor and needy.
As for clinics near Surjani Town Karachi, Yousuf Goth has Eshaal Health Clinic & Diagnostic Center, Mehrunnisa Memorial Hospital, Masoor Medical and Maternity Home and Adil Clinic. Sector 4 has Ghousia Dental Clinic in 4B, Umair Ayub Eye Care Center, Dr. Rizwan Clinic and Iftikhar Clinic in 4A. Sector 5 has Dr. Atif Ilyas Clinic and Bushra Maternity Home. Sector 7 has Zainab Medical Store and Shifa Polio Clinic.
For those of you who prefer natural remedies or a cure with no side effects, there is Al-Enam Unani Dawakhana in Sector 5, which stays open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 12 – 2 PM in the afternoon and on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:30 – 11 PM at night. It remains closed on Tuesdays and Fridays. A few other such options are Reliance Homeo Clinic in Sector 13/2 and Al-Shifa Homeo Clinic in Sector 7A. Reliance Homeo Clinic stays open Monday to Saturday at 10:30 AM to 1 PM, morning to afternoon and 8 to 10:30 PM.
Security in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Surjani Town Police Station is responsible for the security of the citizens in Surjani Town Karachi. To report a crime or call for help, they are only a 5-minutes call away from the far-end point of Surjani Town.
PROPERTIES IN SURJANI TOWN, GADAP TOWN KARACHI
Sale Price Trends in Surjani Town, Gadap Town, Karachi
Some sectors of Surjani Town are densely populated, some are moderately populated while some are still largely undeveloped. A large part of the town developed rapidly in the last few years. According to the experts, a survey was carried out in January 2019 regarding the top 5 areas to buy property in Karachi, stating that Gadap Town is amongst those top five areas. If we dive deeper into the survey, it also pointed out that Surjani Town is amongst the top-three most trending areas to buy property in Gadap Town.
Houses for Sale in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Surjani Town is offering a range of houses for sale, varying in size and price. Majority of houses for sale are from Sector 7B, Sector 5, and Sector 4A. Starting from 60 sq yd to 400 sq yd, there are houses of every size. In general, you can find a 120 sq yd house in Surjani Town in between PKR 20 lakh to PKR 1.2 crore. To give you an idea of what to expect, there are single storey, double storey and triple storey houses, with two to eleven rooms. A 240 Sq Yd house will cost you around PKR 75 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore. Surjani Town is also offering bungalows of up to 400 sq yd starting from PKR 1 crore to PKR 2 crore.
Plots for Sale in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Plots give you the freedom to be able to build whatever you want, however you like. Surjani Town Karachi is also offering you such plots for sale at prices that fall in the range of PKR 5 lakh to PKR 60 crore. Most of these plots are found in Sector 11, Sector 14, Sector 10 and Sector 13. A 120 Sq Yd plot would cost around PKR 4 lakh to PKR 1.2 crore and a 240 Sq Yd plot would cost around 10 lakh to 7.5 crore. Commercial plots are ideally priced higher than the residential plots.
Flats for Sale in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Surjani Town offers flats for sale, each with a varying number of rooms – 1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed. The sale price range of the apartments in Surjani Town, Karachi starts from PKR 7 lakh onwards to PKR 80 lakh. In general, you can find a 2-bed apartment for sale in Surjani Town at a minimum of PKR 14 lakh to PKR 50 lakh, a 3-bed apartment for PKR 24 lakh to PKR 50 lakh and a 4-bed apartment for approximately PKR 40 lakh to PKR 80 lakh.
Rental Price Trends in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
The rental prices of properties in Surjani Town are affordable for all, so the tenants can rest assured that it won’t make a hole in their pockets. The rental price trends are briefly broken down below.
House for Rent in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Depending on the size of the house and the number of rooms being offered, there is a house for all. The homes for sale in Surjani Town Karachi come in the sizes of 80 Sq Yd, 120 Sq Yd and 240 Sq Yd. These homes are available in different sectors of Surjani Town Karachi. As of now (August 2019) you can easily rent homes in Sector 5, Sector 7C, and Sector 4D.
Flats for Rent in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Tenants have different needs, some are looking for a 2-bedroom flat while some are looking for a 4-bedroom flat. The flats in Surjani Town Karachi can be rented for as low as PKR 10 thousand to PKR 15 thousand, so on and so forth.
Commercial Properties in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Surjani Town Karachi is a growing area that has observed rapid growth over the last few years. People have been moving in, constructions have been done and commercialisation has taken place. Sector 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are already developed while the other sectors, i.e. Sector 3 and Sector 8 to 13 are land-only zones (as of August 2019). The growing populace of the area requires more number of shops, stores, restaurants, bakeries, etc. To cater to which, commercialisation is taking place and a variety of commercial properties are up for sale.
The commercial properties for sale in Surjani Town Karachi include shops, factories and buildings. These properties are sold for around PKR 23 lakh to PKR 4.5 crore.
The commercial properties on rent in Surjani Town Karachi include shops and factories, with rental prices starting from PKR 10 thousand to PKR 40 thousand.
Commercial Plots on Sale in Surjani Town, Gadap Town, Karachi
You can find a commercial plot for sale in Surjani Town Karachi for a minimum of PKR 16 lakh to a maximum of PKR 60 crore. Precisely, these plots are located in Sector 1, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 9, 11 and 14. These commercial plots come in the size of 80 Sq. Yards, 120 Sq. Yards, 240 Sq. Yards, 500 Sq. Yards and all the way up to 15,000 Sq. Yards. A 120 Sq. Yards commercial plot in Surjani Town will cost a minimum of PKR 16 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore, 240 Sq. Yards commercial plot will cost PKR 30 lakh to PKR 7.5 crore, 500 Sq. Yards commercial plot will cost PKR 75 lakh to PKR 5.5 crore, 1000 Sq. Yards commercial plot will cost PKR 1.5 crore to PKR 20 crore, and so on.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Though Surjani Town has quite a few shops for unstitched clothing, shoes and other accessories, for a proper shopping mall experience, the locals head towards New Karachi Town. In New Karachi, there is Omega Mall on the service road side of Shahrah-e-Usman, Sector 5-I, at a drive of 15 minutes from Surjani Town Karachi. It is one of the best malls near Surjani Town Karachi, where there are multiple options to shop from, along with Fantasia fun land and a precise food court. Funtasia fun land has arcade games, bumper cars, jumping castle and much more.
Another good shopping option is Samama Shopping Centre in Sector 5M of New Karachi Town, at a drive of 15 minutes from Surjani Town Karachi. It has several local shopping options, food vendors and usually has lucky draws going on. The shopping centre is decorated on special occasions, national holidays and other eventful days.
Restaurants & Bakeries near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
Some famous local delicacies can be purchased from food centres and street food vendors in Surjani Town Karachi. Bismillah Food Center is located near Abdullahbad Park in Sector 6 and though it is a food centre, it is especially famous for its fast-food menu. Al Haj Akhtar restaurant (previously known as Dilpasand Catering and Sheermal House) is a famous food point in Sector 7A of the neighbourhood. Here you will find all sorts of traditional dishes. Super Tasty Pakwan Centre, which is also in Sector 7A, is a place where people keep returning for their Biryani. S.K Restaurant in Sector 1 is a restaurant offering a diverse menu, but their barbecue variety is their bestseller. Other than these, there are several other dhabas, cafes and food vendors.
Each Sector in Surjani Town Karachi has a tonne of bakeries and street food options from where they can get snacks, cakes, pastries, cookies and other bakery items. M A Super Bakery is a famous one in the community, located on Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi Road, in Sector 5. It is a little more expensive than the other bakeries but their regular customers say it is worth it. Faisal Bhai Sweet shop in Sector 4B provides a variety of sweets at reasonable prices. Right next to the shop is Morning Halwa Puri point where people come for Halwa Puri breakfast.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Fitness Centres and Sports Facilities near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
The parks and grounds mentioned above are great for taking a walk or jogging, which by the way is a great way to stay fit, says the expert of Fitness Magazine. Added to this, there is Usman Gym in Sector 4A, which is an affordable gym for men, with an experienced trainer. Munawwar Fitness Centre in Sector 4B also has good trainers. Lastly, there is Youth Gymnastics Academy in Kaneez Fatima Society of Sector 3.
Parks in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
There are only a few parks in Surjani Town Karachi and those very few ones also need proper maintenance. In Sector 6, there is Abdullah Park and Anarkali Park. Family Model Park is in Sector 5, which has benches, soft grass ground, swings for the kids and a pool that usually stays empty. It does provide fresh air to the locals, but other than that, it needs proper care and maintenance. Eid Gaah Ground, also known as Azeemia Cricket Ground, sits on Azeemia Public School Road. The ground is particularly famous as a place where kids and aspiring cricketers come to play cricket. Another spot where boys go to play cricket is Play Ground 7B in Sector 7B.
Beauty Salons near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
For beauty purposes, there are quite a few beauty parlours and salons in Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi. Sara’s Beauty Parlour is on Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi Road, Sector 5, alongside the residential units of the sector. Sector 4 has Nikhar Beauty Parlour, located on Surjani Town Link Road. Glamour Beauty Parlour is in Sector 5-E. Hania’s Beauty Parlour is on Surjani Town Link Road, Sector 5.
The neighbourhood also has salons for men, namely Decent Hair Salon on Khwaja Shamsuddin Road, commercial area of KDA Flats, whereas Brand Haircut is in Sector 6 of Surjani Town.
Cinemas near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
A couple of the best cinemas of Karachi are almost a half an hour drive from the area. These include Nueplex Cinemas, Askari 4 and the Mega Multiplex Cinema of Millennium Mall. The former one is a newly launched cinema with state-of-the-art lounges, cafeteria for snacks, multiple screening options, and a food court. The latter one is on the top floor of Millenium Mall and has been there for a while. Mega Multiplex Cinema is a better option in terms of affordability whereas Nueplex has better audio and video with better more advanced features.
NEARBY AREAS and Famous Places near Surjani Town, Gadap Town Karachi
To beat the scorching summer heat, there are several resorts, water parks and farmhouses on Motorway M-10. Dreamworld Hotel and Resorts is a luxury resort with Artificial Sea, Dreamworld Boating Area, Saffron Lawn – Buffet Restaurant, The Aroma – Fast Food Restaurant, Dreamworld Garden, Dreamworld Resort Hotel, and Golf Course.
Sun Rise Water Park & Farm Houses is a nice water park + farmhouse where families go for some good time. Located on Mukhi Chaitram Road, Taiser Town, it is at a half an hour drive from Surjani Town Karachi. It has all the basic facilities, a good water park must have, i.e., washrooms, changing area, cafeteria, and prayer area.
Cosy Water Park is one of the oldest water parks of Karachi that was built away from the hustle of the city, in Gadap Town, which is at a half an hour drive from Surjani Town. Back when it was created, it has the largest slides in Pakistan. Based on 20 acres of land, Cosy Water Park is still one of the largest water parks of Pakistan. Doubling the fun for the guests, there are around eight unique slides that get your adrenaline rushing. These slides are called Twin Tunnel Slide, Twin Rapid Slide, Family Hill Slide, Sliced Pythons, Amphibian, Gigantor, Mystery Tunnel and Fast and the Furious. Each of the slides are adventurous in their own might. Added to this, the guests can also opt for paddle boating in the lake or relax amongst the greenery.
Samzu Water Park is also in Gadap Town, at a drive of 40 minutes from Surjani Town Karachi. It is on the same route as that of Cosy Water Park, proceeding towards the north. It is a decent water park with a wildlife zoo that displays lions, alligators, bears, deer and peacock. Facilities like prayer area, washrooms and canteen are also available.
Gadap Town Karachi, also houses a few incredible farmhouses, such as Memom Farmhouses and Al-Jannat Classic Farmhouse. These farmhouses are usually booked on the holidays and weekends, so you will have to pre-book them before time.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Surjani Town is a popular choice for people who come to Karachi for jobs from other rural localities. The area offers affordable accomodation. At the northern end, the town is bordered by Karachi Northern Bypass, M-10, which adds to the value of the area. The main road of Surjani Town is known as Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi Road which connects with Shahrah-e-Usman in New Karachi Town which is another popular area of the city. The two major routes of Karachi Northern Bypass and Shahrah-e-Usman make Surjani Town accessible from the city.
Surjani Town, Karachi is divided into Sectors, starting from 1 to 16. Some of the sectors over there are developing at a fast pace while the rest of them have the same small houses which are common in Surjani Town. The area has plenty of schools, mosques, local shops and facilities available within. As far as the prices are concerned, the properties in Surjani Town, Karachi are so affordable that you can find one for as low as PKR 5 lakh. Moreover, electricity, water and gas supplies are active in sectors other than 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
Importance of Surjani Town, Gadap Town, Karachi from major locations nearby
- New Karachi Town is only 10 minutes away
- North Karachi is only 15 minutes away
- Buffer Zone Karachi is only 20 minutes away
- Hamdard University is only 20 minutes away
- Hub River is only 25 minutes away
- University of Karachi is only 30 minutes away