Resolution 1: A better Transportation System

As we bid farewell to 2006, let’s hope we also bid farewell to all of Karachi’s transportation woes. Let’s hope that in 2007, no Karachiite ever has to be a stuck in a traffic jam again. Let’s hope that traffic lights in the ‘city of lights’ never fail to work again. Let’s hope there are no more traffic bottlenecks, no more dug up roads, no more diversions, and no more VIP Movements in Karachi.
One resolution for the elected officials of Karachi would be to get rid of the traffic problems that plague the citizens of Karachi. They’re already trying their best but some areas that need attention are the public transport system, traffic law enforcement, and most importantly road maintenance.
Lets hope 2007 sees the end of all the troubles that we have to face on the city roads each day as we drive across the length and breadth of Karachi.

7 Comments so far

  1. Purple_Haze (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 8:13 am

    Hey whatever happened to the subway system, r they going to built it? secondly those green busses r they still on the road? And thirdly whatever happened to the London Taxi’s being made in Pakistan and coming to Karachi, Lahore & Isloo?

    I would suggest getting rid of the “Traffic Mafia” before undertaking any new initiatives.

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 9:41 am

    sid: a great start to the series! u set the tone for the rest of them!

    purple_haze: subway? there was a light rail system along mass transit corridor 1, which i believe are in the final stages of negotiations, the contractor and all is already finalized. Green busses came and went, the story being the people running them defaulted on their loans and the banks seized the entire fleet, lastly the london taxi’s were hanged up due to ‘red tape’ but i hear its being cleared up and they’re on the way to becoming a reality.

  3. Sufi (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 10:28 am

    as far as getting stuck in traffic, lets just hope we wake up from our dreams and realize that its a big city, and traffic problems is the way of life here now. it can’t be reversed.

    london taxis, never liked that idea. like why LONDON taxis? whats so cool about them? there are cheaper better alternatives.. it always sounded like a stupid idea to me.

    subway, i don’t think thats coming anytime soon. they are really expensive. even though china is china (lol), its so cheap, its building one for $ 25 billion. yikes. that kinda money.. far fetched dreams.

    we could have a circular train or some light railways (dlrs in London) .. they are very effective, but again not the cheapest solution. it looks like a deadlock to me. :/

  4. turab (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    mass transit and thats it!!

  5. Kashif (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    I have travelled through circular train in my last visit to the safari park. I guess we should have a similar model on larger scale, that is, you sit from hasan square and it will take you through old sabzi mandi, new town chowrangi, agha khan, NSK, civic center and back to hasan square :)

  6. suhail (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

    I also dont like the idea of london taxi. radio-cab is better.

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 2:05 am

    i want the contractors(FWO) of liyari expressway to rebuild all of karachi’s roads just like they did in lahore…

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