Underpass

Hope it completes someday :-\

underpass.jpg

20 Comments so far

  1. Aman (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 10:17 am

    Thanks for this pic, i was really curious to know about its progress


  2. Anathema (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 11:07 am

    Dawn announced last week the President will be inaugurating the Underpass on the 1st of October. Is it likely?


  3. Anathema (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 11:10 am

    On a related note, a colleague from Lahore mentioned the first underpass on Ferozepur Road in Lahore was constructed with a given period of three months, and was still constructed ten days prior to given deadline.

    why cannot our authorities learn from them?


  4. omer (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

    I feel that they have been working at a fair pace and should be incouraged, not discouraged. But have one question:
    1) Didi anybody in the government ever stop to consider what impact this construction has had on the surrounding business? So many have shut down and other suffering great losses. I guess it was just another venture form the government which had good intentions but as usual, nobody intelligent enough to plan it out, just like so many other things our tax money is spent on and wasted.


  5. mohummed (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 2:14 pm

    ANATHEMA: The 1st underpass was constructed under the supervision of Nawaz Sharif who did a lot 2 renovate Lahore. He infact was so much involved in renovation of Lahore that he forgot the Financial capital Karachi.He was a big idiot indeed . He used 2 snatch all the revenue from Karachi & invested in Lahore’s reconstruction.
    Moreover the underpass is getting late because the working staff mostly consists of punjabis who dont want Karachi 2 be renovate & prosper.


  6. hafsa (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 3:06 pm

    mohummad: you could do away a bit less discrimination i guess. and yes, don’t think i am punjabi.


  7. JonyBr (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 3:23 pm

    *rolleyes* @ some comments. :-\


  8. zeeshan (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 3:35 pm

    hi guys
    where is that underpass at …i m out of touch with karachi …..

    Any ways guys i think we should stop fighting over our ethnic origins and think of being pakistani only…. because what i have seen here (thousands of mile away from pakistan) we are the only community that fights over …i m lahori…i m karachite…bla bla…. even people from india(they have their differeces and they keep them inside but we don’t) and other countries know that we pakistanis dont have unity and its not the condition with my university only its almost the same all over USA(where ever there are large number of pakistani students).
    what i mean is that we should grow up and think beyond it ….
    what i know is that i love karachi a lot but i love pakistan too..All of its people are my people all of its cities are my cities …any ways guys my lecture ends here..hope..i made my point clear


  9. JanuGerman (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 6:04 pm

    yep yeph yeph…I think Fighting is good …keep on arguing guys… we may get some where with it.


  10. Anathema (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 6:15 pm

    which also raises anther point. if 1st october is unless mush’s day in Karachi: do we dare to get out?!?!?!?!?


  11. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 12:01 am

    Anathema, you have said exactly what I was thinking, that if our President comes to Karachi on the First, we should better plan ahead our itinery for that particular day. And if it is a weekday, then I would suggest that those of us who can take the day off, do so.


  12. Rooster (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 3:27 am

    errrrrrrrrrrr… whats your point zeeshan ?


  13. zeeshan (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 10:31 am

    i was just trying to do what is called in karachi language “‘bharum bazi”
    there was not point actually ;)
    take care
    ba bye


  14. Anathema (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 2:00 pm

    i may not be a civil engineer but i fear the speed at which work is progressing to meet target deadlines might not be up-to-the-mark. the side walls of teh underpass, are just protected by one layer of cement walls, considering how much heavy-weight vehicular traffic will be passing overhead. instead of multiple-layering of rock-plasting-tar of the road overhead, its multiple layering of tar alone, which means it will bear the weight of tyres but in teh short run. i remember when kashmir road was constructed before the extrajudicial killings in the early 90s, it was constructed with three layers of plasting and stones before finally tarring it.

    someone give me or the contractors lessons in civil engineering cuz i certainly have not seen them measring weight resistance of the roads, which makes the probability of caving in far stronger…


  15. Anathema (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 2:01 pm

    i may not be a civil engineer but i fear the speed at which work is progressing to meet target deadlines might not be up-to-the-mark. the side walls of teh underpass, are just protected by one layer of cement walls, considering how much heavy-weight vehicular traffic will be passing overhead. instead of multiple-layering of rock-plasting-tar of the road overhead, its multiple layering of tar alone, which means it will bear the weight of tyres but in teh short run. i remember when kashmir road was constructed before the extrajudicial killings in the early 90s, it was constructed with three layers of plasting and stones before finally tarring it.

    someone give me or the contractors lessons in civil engineering cuz i certainly have not seen them measring weight resistance of the roads, which makes the probability of caving in far stronger…


  16. Zag (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 3:28 pm

    The original target for this underpass was in fact 4 months and work was going according to plan for that, until the cowasjee controversy erupted and then supposedly a new design with overpasses was sought and all this created a delay. Otherwise this would have been on time as well.


  17. Hash (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 7:35 pm

    Underpass or not, the place has turned into a nightmare. I have friends in the neighbourhood whom I visit often so I would know the time it used to take me before they broke up Schon Circle and in its present condition. And to think of it that it was remarkably simple engineering. Add to that, the fact that all support and area roads within the vicinity are all ruined in the process; I don’t see anyone making the side tracks and the support roads while the underpass is being constructed. I guess, once the whole thing is done, we can look back at this bitching and only say, hmmm, it was worth all the pain for just about under a year… but lets wait till then. About the punjabi/karachi argument, the gentleman who started this seems to be a neo-facsist, but I only agree to it that Karachi and its people have nothing in common with the mindset of the those who live outside its boundaries. We are more cosmopolitan, more progressive and forward looking in nature… our attitude towards work is more professional… and this is something which is not there in any town of the Punjab. Karachi rocks, folks!


  18. Rooster (unregistered) on September 28th, 2005 @ 9:19 pm

    God thats a frightening picture you painted there , Anathema.


  19. Anathema (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 12:12 am

    well.. rooster.. i can only say: remember the drig-road-rashid-minhas road flyover in 2003 rains? i expect soemthing similar on this road now.


  20. yousuf (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    i balme this choudry mantaltiy who make suffer not just the punjabi people who lived in punjab but also these r the same people who make suffer the other nation live in pakistan,speacially people from karachi it doesnt matter you born in pakistan but you still call (bhaya)means low category ,all the nation the have their identification punjabies have punjab ,sindhi have sindh and two other nation, but when mohajir have their identification? when these poeple get their right to live and prosperes in pakistan?speacially in karachi i wonder why we sacrifice for this country? why jinnah decide to make a muslim state? where one nation(punjab)dominant and supress all the nation speacially those who left india and leave their homes and family and every thing they had if that time some one told the mohjirs hey man dont go to pakistan you leaving india and going to another racist country where you and your comming children will have no rights where your nation is going to come at the last in any list,
    come on wake up pakistani nation be a one nation get some respect from the other countries .give right to live and prosperas other nation live in pakistan



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