Mazar e Quaid road – Invitation Trouble

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/augmb/mazar-thumb.JPGIt was the same story last year too. The road near Mazar chowrangi has become a danger zone in rains for few days now. Though the trouble zone is not wide & Its one or one or two dhakkan-less gutters plus a big deep crack in the middle of the road. What adds more to this is the water that still stand (yesterday eve report ) making zone invisible at first, especially at night. A car that stuck there was my only savior few days back at midnight while coming back from SF. I have seen children playing in water from local kachi abadi.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/augmb/mazar2-thumb.JPGLuckily someone blocked the road from one side ( yesterday midnight report) with a rope to avoid any danger. The electricity wires add more to the invitation so even if there is no blockade don’t risk using that road. Someone blocked the road inserting a piece of wood previously. It couldn’t stand. Then someone filled it with soil. But recent rains washed it all again. So till our deep-in-sleep administration wakes up, people will continue self-service but still be careful especially if you are in car+alone+night situation. By the way this is the same road which instantly got attention of our administration midnight on 11th May. If anyone has any update today, do share.

6 Comments so far

  1. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

    @ Picture & Topic –

    May be not many know –

    This is famous Shahrae Quaideen which starts from M.A. Jinnah Road passes west side of Jinnah Saheb mazar, all the way go down upto Shahrae Faisal. The Patch Totally Flooded with sewerage water since “LAST” rains is between the 1st Round-about and the 2nd round-about which is society office. Area on left hand side is Khudadad Colony and right hand side is lines area.

    The dispute is, between the 2 nazims –

    Lines area is under Saddar Town, Khudadad colony is under Jamshed town, –

    DO MULLAON mai Bat-takh haram –

    Suggestion, Stay away from that patch.


  2. MB (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    Thanks JAMAL
    But why the heck people suffer in this. By the way is that actually batakh or its murgi (chicken) ?


  3. Straight Talker (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

    Sometimes it is easy to diagnose a problem if you can reproduce it. Fortunately, right now, Karachi is in perfect shape for the purpose of demonstration to some foreign teams of engineers and city planners. The failed infrastructure cannot become any more evident as it is now. Bring in some experts preferably from China (they BS less than European and Americans in general), have them isolate the problem and recommend a solution, and implement the required changes. This is not a rocket science to fix it. Just needs priority.


  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    MB it is Bat-Takh (duck) :) because I prefer duck & turkey instead of CHKN in poultry I buy DESI MURGHA only :) Mullah ki murghi can goto hell :D

    – on serious note –

    STRAIGHT TALKER you are very right. it is matter of problem identification while at the scene and setting up priority to get it resolved.

    cheers ! so far no mudslinging and political flame war in this topic…. ! Allah be praised.


  5. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    i am sure we all would be cring about the same problems i.e no drainage for rain water, lack of electricity(generation, tansmission & districution)….etc after 2 or 3 years from now.

    just can not belive that they haven’t done anything about the power prblem for a city like pakistan.

    i remember about 2-3 year back when i was in pakistan the same problem was being debated and no power generation capacity has been added to karachi…

    as far as i can remeber we were made to belive that all of karachi’s electricity supply problems would be solved over night the day KESC-HUBCO link would come on line as karachi would have access to almost 1300 MW of power generated by HUBCO.

    I think it has been at least one year since that link was established as i visited the project site in dec, 2005 when i worked for siemens and it was more then 80% complete at that time.

    the moral of the story….Karachi is being neglected on purpose and left to decay!!! not just by the people sitting in Islamabad but our own politicians as well.!! This is no accident!! it is being done on purpose!!


  6. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

    “just can not belive that they haven’t done anything about the power prblem for a city like KARACHI”



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