“Only the foolish learn from experience – the wise learn from the experience of others”
First read this : A stretch of vital highway for San Francisco Bay area commuters collapsed on Sunday after a gas tanker truck crashed and ignited flames that shot more than 200 feet high.
As there is no discussion going involving citizens, looks like EE plan will move on. So, while Karachi’s infrastructure is no match to San Francisco it would be wise to consider this story & take appropriate steps. Because if GOD forbid any such/similar incident occur in Karachi only accusations & the usual fact-finding committee will follow. Here are 5 ponder-able comments from this event that fit local environment.
1. “San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom quickly ruled out sabotage or terrorism, but said the accident showed the region’s infrastructure remains dangerously vulnerable”If San Francisco is vulnerable, what our city is ?
2. “Bay Bridge, around a half mile from the closed interchange, remained open and was accessible from another highway. A section of the bridge had collapsed in the 1989 earthquake, but was reopened 30 days later”
Do we see any such disaster management facility in our design ?
3. “Newsom said the accident was a wake-up call about vulnerability from natural and man-made disaster. “These unfortunate events are opportunities to remind people that our infrastructure is not where it needs to be,” he said. We even dont have a concept of wake-up calls
(Credit: XYZ )