Road Building

I remember that from the late 80s to the early 00s Karachi was one of those sleepy towns which do not see a lot of construction activity. Specially that, which had to be done by the government.

People did, sometimes by accident, build things. But, such construction as that of roads and bridges were kept strictly for emergencies and government money was not used in such a frivolous manner.

During all of my visits and all of my stays in Karachi over the last fifteen years I have not seen as much work on the roads in Karachi as I have seen over the last one year.

Maybe, just maybe, the people that be have decided to throw caution to the wind and throw money at such unacceptable quarters as public amenities and infrastructure.

2 Comments so far

  1. Zag (unregistered) on April 18th, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

    Yup, everywhere we go, therez construction going on…. not that i mind the much needed development taking place… but it seems like they have started the battle on all fronts at the same time.. I know a couple of streets which have been dug up for more than 2-3 months and it seems like the authorities have forgotten about them… or maybe they are digging now….. and will fix later… wholesale concept working here :)

    can’t wait for Lyari expressway to finish so these big trucks would get off of the inner city roads…

  2. sunny (unregistered) on September 6th, 2005 @ 8:20 pm

    i went back karachi this summer after 7years. Huge construction is going on but what is the point if you construct but not able maintain and capable of paying good wages to your construction workers the another thing which i saw was population bomb coming from different region of the country specially from south of Punjab which showed the ineffecient performance of other regions which made people to migrate to better living in karachi although the worst thing is that these people are not living in good condition “ALL REWARD TO INCAPABLE GOVTS OF DIFFERENT REGION”

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