Green buses gone missing!

Its been quite a few days since i havent seen the large green swedish buses.

I checked up with a few contacts, only to find that the company is closing down.

There were stories about a large number of buses that were supposed to join the fleet but never made it on the streets thanks to conspiracies by the transport mafia.

Its sad. How long will the nation suffer at the hands of blood suckers?

10 Comments so far

  1. yo yo (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 8:40 am

    As long as the nation keeps sucking blood…

    Seriously…this blood sucking and boot licking phenomena is to the core. Even a common man doesnot miss a chance to suck blood.


  2. Afreen (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 11:08 am

    Alas, corruption is a part of the system.

    I liked those buses! :(


  3. Ramla A. (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    Ah, thanks for bringing this one up! Once upon a time I was idealistic enough to “encourage” these buses by travelling in them and many of us really thought the change was for good. The Swedish Green Bus was not just a ride, it was a culture. For it used to be on time, and if you caught the bus at a regular time every day, you’d meet a few regular passengers. People were becoming familiar, and friendly. Conductors and checkers began knowing you by name and asked how you wre doing.

    That culture did not clear the rites of passage. Inna Lillah e wa’inna alaihi rajioon!


  4. IllusionFS (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    I liked those Green Scania busses.
    Personally, I dont like the art that we see on the buses here, it bothers me. Its too flashy and hurts my eyes.

    I love travelling by bus, theres no tension of parking. Ones really free and enjoy the journey. But the weather in Karachi is not suitable for being out in the open for long.

    60 crores worth of road cleaning vaccums were imported, anyone has any idea if they are being used at all. I havent seen or heard about them ever since their launch date? What went wrong.. I was thinking they would just suck the dust out of this city and make it a bit cleaner and pleasant to eyes.

    Dont you all think that karachi lacks colours? Its too much of concrete in the city? All the buildings except for those made in the pre-partition times lack a good sense of architecture. Theres no greenry. I love my city, but it has a lot of issues.


  5. Zag (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    I have seen the road cleaners on SF and Karsaz at night time….. dunno which other roads they are cleaning though


  6. Jay the big J (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 7:26 pm

    We paid 60,00,000 for clean Roads ?! .. The only thing they good at cleaning, is our pockets !!!


  7. ANON THE FAKE ONE (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

    Ah you are missing two zeros

    You paid 60,00,00,000 for clean roads! Now feel better?


  8. Tariq (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 9:45 am

    Has anyone seen those cleaners in operation? I have, on Sh-e-Faisal, Sh-e-quaideen and FTC flyover. I don’t really know how those things are supposed to work, each unit has cost us Rs 6 million, and for that price the road should be clean enough to eat off of. But what i’ve seen is dust flyong off from the vacuum to other parts of the road, and the unit leaves a line of dust behind it. Totally crap road cleaners. One’s ive seen abroad actually wash and wipe the road clean.


  9. Tariq (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 9:46 am

    Has anyone seen those cleaners in operation? I have, on Sh-e-Faisal, Sh-e-quaideen and FTC flyover. I don’t really know how those things are supposed to work, each unit has cost us Rs 6 million, and for that price the road should be clean enough to eat off of. But what i’ve seen is dust flyong off from the vacuum to other parts of the road, and the unit leaves a line of dust behind it. Totally s**tty road cleaners. One’s ive seen abroad actually wash and wipe the road clean.


  10. yo yo (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

    It would have been better and more useful to hire an Army of BHANGEES with that money.

    Creating jobs and no need for expensive support of these Machines.



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