Mad world

~I find it kind of funny, and I find it kind of sad. When people run in circles it’s a very very mad world~

Monday morning: Decending from Shaheed-e-Millat Road flyover to Sharae Faisal, vehicles were coming up the ramp in reverse direction because SF was jam packed.

Tuesday Evening: Ascending up on Dr. Ziauddin Road flyover heading toward Gizri, vehicles were coming down in reverse direction because the road following the bridge was rendered inaccessible by water.

This rain is taking away our sanity. God help us.

8 Comments so far

  1. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 12:24 am

    I wish i could beat the crap out of these people who were going the wrong way on the ramp. how insane is that.

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 12:53 am

    faisal: very insane…

    umar: that has been the case in a lot of places.. esepcially clifton, where almost half of the roads were flooded, the other side were doubling for both sides..

    it was indeed a mad world out there today! although, being in clifton through the construction phase.. im kinda used to it :p

  3. Doctaha (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 1:55 am

    yea i totally agree that rain has drived ppl insane in karachi especially regarding traffic … i dont know why the rain makes ppl ignore perfectly working traffic signals … the city is in chaos

  4. wasiq (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 2:30 am

    congratulations….1800 posts and 13000+ comments

    so whats the verdict how does the jury decides….Has karachi survived..? i get an impression that everybody who had to use the roads (dug-outs) of karachi is taking a U-turn from the RAIN…..

    Song: Summer Rain

    When you stop seeing beauty you start growing old
    The lines on your face are a map to your soul
    When you stop taking chances you’ll stay where you sit
    You won’t live any longer but it’ll feel like it

    I lost myself in the summer rain
    I lost myself
    I lost myself in the summer rain
    In the summer rain

    Tequila and orange, Jamaica and rum
    At the Morella, honey on my tongue
    In a small boat on a generous sea
    You let me be your enemy
    Tiny hand with a grip on the world
    Holding our breath now, diving for pearls

    I lost myself in the summer rain
    I lost myself
    I lost myself in the summer rain

    Just as you find me always I will be
    A little bit too free with myself
    Just as you find me always I will be
    A little bit too free with myself

    I lost myself in the summer rain
    I lost myself
    Now there’s no one else in the summer rain
    Raining down
    Raining down
    Raining down
    Raining down

    Just as you find me always I will be
    A little bit too free with myself
    Just as you find me always I will be
    A little bit too free with myself

    It’s not why you’re running
    It’s where you’re going
    It’s not what you’re dreaming
    But what you’re gonna do
    It’s not where you’re born
    It’s where you belong
    It’s not how weak
    But what will make you strong

    (Artist: U2
    Song: Summer Rain
    Album: All That You Can’t Leave Behind )

  5. hola hu (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    at least it is less painfull than missing an
    exit at a interstate highway

  6. gisgraduate (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 9:25 am

    Well, Rain can pass through the drain if we use our brain!!!! In kuala lumpur it rains almost daily throughout the year but I have never seen water standing on the roads, it does happen to be flooded sometimes but only when it rains very heavily for more than 5 hours continuously and even then the issue is resolved quickly within a couple of hours by the administration. I believe in malaysia it could be the same case if they start throughing all the rubbish on the streets and start blaming the administation for doing nothing.

    We have to change our attitude first to change the nation.

  7. kidal (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 7:07 pm

    GIS…I have lived in KL for a few years and there drainage system is definitely one of the best. Even after heavy rains, it takes no more than an hour for the roads to dry.

    We could definitely learn from them. But besides the excellent infrastructure and a functioning municipality, there are two things to keep in mind. Because it rains almost throughout the year in Malaysia, the drains never get clogged in the first place. The water is always flowing and takes any solids with it. Second, because it rains so frequently, the city was planned with the weather conditions in mind. It is analogous to the idea of “west open” houses in Karachi. Everyone knows that the wind comes from the West in Karachi so they incorporate it in the architecture.

    Of the course the urban planners of Karachi should take into account the monsoon rains too. But then, I guess they have other priorities – like looking after their bank accounts :)

  8. Saya (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 11:13 pm

    whats more upsetting is the fact that after seeing one going the wrong way on a particular road, why do others follow suit?
    How is it that with just a click of a button of “insanity” for one frustred driver, the whole circuit goes off for everyone!
    Moreover are they any type of brain teasers for all those frustrated drivers on the radio…is there a remedy for cooling these drivers who are always in a hurry, cutting lanes?

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