Poles Having A Bad Hair Day.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/05/poleKMB-thumb.jpg I found these poor electric poles in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Block 2 and God, they are almost the same all over the city. By their looks one can easily tell that the poor things are having a seriously bad hair day. Look at their lifeless hair, for which the credit goes to the ever efficient KESC. And all those tangled up hair growing from the lower sides of the poor thing’s head are given to it by the area’s TV and internet cable providers.

I hate to see the poor things standing helplessly, looking as ugly as they could. Ooh, somebody please call a barber to clean them up! No, seriously I pity them, don’t you ?

8 Comments so far

  1. Neena (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 7:27 am

    Wow, gives me an head ache.

    TV and internet cable providers.

    Are they using the same poles too? Usually they need to erect their own poles.

  2. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 7:57 am

    Thats one of the cleaner ones.

    All over the city its the same.

    Let it be, pata nahi line-man ne kya ‘jugaar’ fix ki hui hai! :P.

    @ Neena: Only PTCL have their own poles, but these are smaller & lighter. Everyone else piggybacks on KESC poles. Electric wires, Kunda wires, various cable providers & God knows who else.

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    Poor poles…..and here I thought, that I had bad hair days :-))

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

    KESC charges cablewalas for every cable that hangs on their pole.. otherwise they simply come and cut the cable and take it with them…

  5. Tee Emm (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    You can see it as a curse, or a blessing. I’d take that as a sign of digital awareness in an ugly dress.

    And guess what, reminds me of an article I read many years ago and just found out a reference to it again when I googled the key terms.

    China, our Asian populous cousins, have the same problem too.

    Read this to get a comfort feeling that its not just us who are getting this eye-soaring digital awareness. Its everywhere in our region.

    The article that I read also talked about the drastic measures that the China government is taking in ‘cleaning’ up this mess. If I recall correctly, they provided an alternative underground route (probably paid one) to everyone and had a deadline fixed after which the poles would be ‘shaved’ off this mess regardless of who gets cut.

  6. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

    it’s not practicle for the cable operators to have seperate poles either. otherwise imagine 2 poles where ever you currently c one and the cost of your cable connection more then doubling overnite! underground cables would be even more exp.

    they have to sort out this mess anyways. i guess bigger poles which have greater capacity tgo handle these wires & cables effeciently would be the solution!

  7. F. AHMED (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

    did anyone read the report that one in every 3or4 child in scotland is living in poverty!!

    i know it’s not connected but just for info.

  8. Bad credit loans (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    That’s one big problem! These wires are also harmful. How many times do we see a pole falling down and causing casualties. Specially in the rain season.

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