Pumping operations at the underpass

This morning i got some shots of the pumping operations underway at the underpass after its flooding. They’ve managed to get quite a lot of water out of it. They’ve had two fire-engines and one portable water pump pulling the water out. There were two further fire engines around as well. Possibly pumping out from the otherside.


However, they’re still pumping it out onto the side street!! When will they learn! How much pipe would it have taken to pump it directly into a nearby drain?!


7 Comments so far

  1. umar (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

    not bad at all… it shouldn’t have happened at first place but it’s good to see they are working to fix it…
    great post… thats the power of live blogging… when no other media covers it… bloggers are always there

  2. Kashif-x (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

    I am begining to wonder if we are living in Bandladesh or Pakistan … literally need a boat to get around anywhere in dha

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    umar: bloggers rock!

    kashif: LoL! i had the same thought yesterday… well, not excatly bout bangladesh.. i was thinkin more venice ;-) *romantic at heart i guess*

  4. Ahsan Shamim (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

    This was Karachi’s joke of the day:

    It has been decided on saturday morning to build 4 mini DAMS in Karachi. The locations are, Aghas Dam at Schon circle clifton, Nazimabad Dam, Ghareebabad Dam and Sohrab Goth Dam. It will generate 420 mw additional electricity for further loadshedding in the city of lights.-:)

    Yeah, you dont need a great sense of humor like mine to laugh on this one.

  5. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

    Ahsan – I think its a feasible project the plus side is we can overcome the two major problems of karachi – Water and Power – brilliant proposition – now show it to KPT chairman for approval :)

  6. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 4:00 pm

    As it is all the sidelanes, next to all the buildings will be fully submerged and now they are pumping more water into them. Even the side streets, in the picture are not fully developed yet.

  7. Sana Farhan (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 2:18 am

    Now i know y is it called Bathisland!!!!I would romantically like to call it “Desi Venice”!!(wish i had a camera wala mobile!!!)If only i was sure this water was rain water only!!Not combination of sewarage!!!!!Since sunday night all the streets here are completely submerged in water!!!The people living on ground floor have a treat that this water may enter into their homes if it rains futher or the pumped out water from underpass reaches here!!!nd to add to insult Nazim Sahib is saying that
    “Hum isi kaam mei laghay howay hain!!Lakin samjh nahin ahraha yeh pani drain out kahan keray!!!”
    I was like “WHAT THE!!!”
    All the drains are clogged!!Possibily OVERFLOWING!!!So the question arises what will be the solution????I think the Agha’s dam is a good idea;)!!!Lets seriously work on its feasiblity!!!or the other alternative could be!!Pumping the water in to tankers!!!(minimum of 100 needed!!with multiple rotations)Nd dumping the water in to the sea!!!!(SUPERVISING that all the water is actually dumped out!!!Not coming back to our tanks!!)

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