Would this mean the end of clifton floodings?

While driving around Clifton these days, one sees work being done the drainage system, which are being opened after the recent floodings of the area. This was confirmed by Dawn which reports that the work has been officially started from the 26th to provide a storm water drainage system which will cater to the needs of the area “for 100 years”. The project, being done by chineese engineers from what i’ve seen on the boards around the area, is being undertaken at an expense of Rs165 million and will be completed in four months.

If there’s one thing our city nazim knows how to get publicity on, its the drainage systems being installed throughout the city. Indeed, many of the newer roads have stood the test of time after the recent torrential rains. The one area which was badly affected was clifton, and now we see a brand new drainage system being constructed there. The next area was II Chundrigar road, where the nazim has said that a modern drainage system is being planned together with the newly reconstructed road.

Lets hope these developments put an end to the rain misery and for once allow us to actually enjoy the rainy season, instead of being stranded and wondering just how will be get home.

8 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 11:13 pm

    This is not a drainage system but a series of well-hidden trenches that would be filled with sea-water for breeding of near-extinct aquatic species ;)

    I don’t believe a single word uttered from the CDGK propaganda machinery. Just look at what they are doing near the clifton bridge – pulling sewerage water through leaky pipes and creating a puddle of sewerage water on the road. More development means more kickbacks. Period.

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    a storm water drainage system which will cater to the needs of the area “for 100 years”

    city Nazim and his rhetoric….he’ll be crying like a lil baby during next monsoon season

  3. Kashif (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    Rain rain go away,
    Come again another day.
    Little Nazim wants to play;
    Rain, rain, go to Spain [Spainboldak, Kandahar, Afghanistan],
    Never show your face again!

  4. turab (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 8:26 am

    give the guy and the drain a chance !! jeez….

  5. Suhail (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 9:12 am

    @Mansoor, keep on pointing out good work done. We need to change our attitude. The people who only see negative things shall go to Spainboldak ;-)
    They might be needed there.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 9:43 pm

    yeah keep up the good work, keep starring at the sky and walk into the drain hole – optimistic, are we?

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 31st, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

    @Suhail last time when it rained heavily our “young and handsome” Nazim was cursing the Molvis for praying Namaz-e-Istasqa (Namaz thats prayed when rains are scarce)….

    i dunno whom he’ll be cursing when next monsoon season causes havoc coz its almost 5 years that they’re in control of provincial govt and almost 3 years that they have the city govt and now their is no room left to blame the past govts of all the mess…

  8. Nabbo (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    Come on atleast we should appreciate that work has begun
    Atleast he is doing something for the city.

    During last monsoon season he was the one who sttodby with the CLiftoners.

    So chill……….

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