Signal-less corridors all over Karachi

The administration’s attempt of turning major thoroughfares of Karachi into signal-less corridors seems to be progressing better than was anticipated. A drive from North Nazimabad to Gulshan through Aisha Manzil and then onwards to the city centre via Gulastan-e-Jouhar and Shahrah-e-Faisal will reveal the absence of much needed traffic lights at almost all of the major intersections in the above route. Instead, traffic police acts as a proxy who seem helpless against the honking drivers who impatiently snail along to their destinations. Another dismaying sight is the streetlights that aren’t lit all over the city. The once “City of Lights” is fast turning into a “City without Lights, traffic and otehrwise.”

So why are these signals either not working or missing altogether? Which department of the city administration is responsible for the provisioning of this public good and where does the funds allocated for this purpose go?

8 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    Totally agree that signal-free corridor means signal-less (that is signals there but not working) corridor. Nazim boasts that he has done so much work which wasn’t done in past 60 years. I think he is taking the city 60 years back.


  2. Syed (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    @Kashif
    Nazim didnt only boast but he is actually delivering it .

    We dont live in a advanced country , we live in Pakistan , which is still a thrid world poor country , so dont expect miracles !!!

    Considering all the difficulties what Nazim has delivered is a near miracle !!! People like Kashif are full of haterd for others and waste no oppertunity to critisise !!!

    No other city in Pakistan has seen so much development in a such a short period as happening in Karachi !! We are suffering now but the future generation will be grateful for all the work being carried out now !!


  3. JACKnJILL (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    @sid

    signal-less corridor by BRAIN-LESS AUTHOR.

    SID= SENSELESS + IDIOT + DIMWIT


  4. zee (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 4:42 am

    LOL :d


  5. Panjaybee (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    hahah what a defintion of SID :P


  6. basit (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

    other city in Pakistan has seen so much development in a such a short period as happening in Karachi !! We are suffering now but the future generation will be grateful for all the work being carried out now…


  7. hira khan (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    pockets…..


  8. Zeba (unregistered) on September 11th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    karachi feed 88% of GDP, and with respect to size and population of Karachi, it gets back not even 8%. and it is very true even today.

    since i worked on software project of motor vehicle excise & taxation in time of Provincial Chief of Excise & Taxation Liaquat Ali Jatoi, it was revealed that it is ONLY Karachi road users who pay the motor vehicle taxes regularly – The rest of Pakistan motor vehicle tax collection is less then 2.5% of Tax collected only in Karachi per month.

    :) so obviously pace of development in Karachi is / was not much visible rather non-existant.



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