After the rain #1

The aftermath.
ps. this is not where in karachi post guys. I do sometimes post pictures in other categories as well. So don’t bother guessing it.

2 Comments so far

  1. Aman (unregistered) on September 11th, 2005 @ 12:11 pm

    Its next to Regent Plaza hotel :P

  2. Anathema (unregistered) on September 11th, 2005 @ 2:28 pm

    hahaha. yep. it could easily have been a where in karachi.

    back in 1994 when karachi saw among the worst monsoons, a two month non-stop spell except for the second week of august, people did not suffer as much owing to less traffic, though roads were far more inundated than they have been recently. cars would stop becuz non-electronic transmission and people loving changing gears to avoid a car heating up was enough excuse for water to be sucked in. yet. my father taught me a concept: sloping roads on the left. that leftward inward slope caused the right side of teh road to be dry and available for flow of traffic. those are the same raods which had non-corrupt civil engineers and contractors working on them, weighing road traffic to gauge the layers a road should have to avoid it cracking and breaking. but no. we have people who have roads broken and non-constructed for anything between nine-months to over a year becuz the nazim’s opposition party’s 3 minister’s reside in the vicinity. Oor the same people who do not have enough knowledge to kow a tree’s roots are best in times of inundation, roots holding the land together, and absorbing water. or that trees induce rain in the first place with their carbon dioxide. so instead of de and re-rooting these trees, they just chop them off. wow.

    so no drainage, bad contractorship and no sloping roads. everything is about money. ever noticed how hali road and PECHS are hardly ever inundated when it rains there the hardest? trees and high roads.

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