Digging up old memories

I read today that the city nazim has given the directive to open up an old nullah which was constructed in the pre-partition days to drain rain water out of the old city. This drain, much like others in the city, had become mere memories for the public, since many were enchroached upon or used for garbage disposal. Years of not caring and encroachments had disrupted this nullah in various places, finally having it closed down.

This comes as part of the drive by the city govt. to restore (and construct new) storm drains in various parts of the city, the most active being at the clifton underpass.

Yesterday, i was going by that place on foot, and was surprised to see that a new storm drain was being put in, under the Kh-e-Jami road. The drain consisting of four pipes, each of one meter in diameter, would then provide a permanent solution to the flooding of the teen talwar area, and carry off the rain water into Nehr-e-Khayam. Once again, the residents of Clifton face traffic HELL, since the whole road from the underpass to Submarine (Punjab) Chowk has been closed down.

Finally a permanent solution is being implemented.. which promises to relieve the residents of this area (and of Bath Island) from the misery of future rains. However, only time will tell how much relief will this move bring.

1 Comment so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 6:38 pm

    God Bless the City Nazim :) What a Genius he is.

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