instant repairs – instantly undone

Two days ago, i was going to write about the instant road repairs across the city after the SC took suo moto notice of the traffic jams in the city. Overnight, potholes which were present for more than a year, were filled up and traffic flow came back up.

Then the rain happened once again, and all the hastily done work came.. well.. undone. It kind of reminded me of how roads were made before newer technologies were introduced, when potholes would appear even when people cleaned their driveways. Thank god roads are not made like that anymore. But anyway, i’d still prefer someone tell the city authorities ‘how’ to fill up a pothole.

Anyone aware of a training course which we could tell them about? Its something we really need.

13 Comments so far

  1. mantissa (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    This point having been flagged, I’d like to pose the question as to which roads have braved storms rather than being flooded completely – Perhaps the contractors for those roads should be assigned for repairs of the roads that have been worst hit. The one stretch of road I’ve found at least decent for most part has been Shaheed-e-Millat road – implying that the road’s never really been blocked per say due to rains – there is an exception to my claim though if you cross Tipu Sultan Road going towards City School PAF since that section usually takes a hit – otherwise, Shaheed-e-Millat holds up pretty well. Any other examples from the rest of town?

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    mantissa: the karsaz road is pretty sane most of the time, even though there’s one mean pothole developed recently jsut as you turn on it from sh-e-faisal, so’s the new Kh-e-Jami, from boat basin to submarine chowk. Also the new Queens Road is pretty safe most of the time.

  3. amreekan (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:55 am

    The City government needs to buy some of these:

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:14 am

    This ‘pothole-killer’ is really a killer application:D

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 4:50 am

    city govt bought snorkel worth 60 million and it didn’t worked during PNSC fire.. now they should buy these and then let them rot in some govt junk yard…

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 4:56 am

    seems like some charsi stole man hole cover even in Washington .. :P

  7. JACKnJILL (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 8:33 am
  8. Purple_Haze (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    CJP has a personal problem with Mush. He is taking too many quick and random decisions to mess up law and order in the country. who is checking on him? Everyone should stay in their limits.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

    purple dude, when mush went beyond limits and imposed dictatorship then why does irk YOU if it’s being done by CJ?

    It’s personal or not, this *personal* is so far in favor of AWAM. Deal with it.

  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    @Purple_Haze he is CJP and he can very much do what ever he is doing, coz law and constitution allows him.. whereas the dictator you’re supporting abrogated the constitution.. and according to law abrogator of constitution could be given death penalty..

  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    @amreekan here in karachi the potholes and craters are so big that this potholekiller truck will easily fall into those ditches…

  12. PatExpat (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    @D0CT0R LOL!!!

  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 3:40 pm


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