One step in the right direction

I am happy to report that I just spotted a bus stop in Clifton with ramp access so that people with disabilities can access public transport independently. This bus stop is opposite Park Towers.

It’s a small step but I am so very happy that someone actually gave some consideration to people with disabilities. Kudos to Karachi’s city government for taking another step in the right direction, you made the citizens of Karachi proud.

The bus stop opposite Park Towers

The bus stop opposite Park Towers

10 Comments so far

  1. wildanjel on March 26th, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

    btw, what is the benefit of making the ramps when you have to step high into the buses? Countries who make these ramps have buses with adjustable floor so that the floor of the bus almost touches the ground, so as to help disable persons. Btw, is it really a bus stop?

  2. calyps on March 26th, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    Thank you CDGK …

    even though it makes no sense to have the ramp right in the middle of the road but its definitely a step in the right direction.

  3. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on March 26th, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

    this really worths appreciating

  4. بستنی (wasiq) on March 26th, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    First deserve than desire…..

    Don’t go chasing waterfalls
    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that
    You’re used to
    I know that your gonna have it your way
    Or nothing at all
    But I think your’e moving too fast

  5. firstofficer on March 27th, 2009 @ 3:08 am

    That’s good … We should have more ramps like these in other areas of karachi too

  6. human01 on March 27th, 2009 @ 5:46 am

    That’s a good sign, at least some body thought about people with special needs…..we are getting close….to become human again….

    @Wildanjel…..thanks for the enlightenment, guess there is always a first step… step…..appreciate the good, encouraging kind words will help bring the change…

  7. fasee on March 27th, 2009 @ 11:23 am

    amaray ko ayee samajh nai aya ke is ka faida kiya howay ga…siwai publicity stunt ke.

    honestly tell me you guys…how many guys on a wheel chair have u seen moving around in the city ( except in hospitals )….if i recaal maybe 1 that was in a public park…except that no one.

    jahil qooum hai yeh…..abay foot path bana di..then what… sya agay kiya bus main yeh facility hai…wahan tu pathan achaay bhalay banday ko gira detay hain…..

    sahee kehtay hain ustaad…yeh koom over emotional fool hai…jis ko asani say bewakof banaya ja sakta hai

  8. human01 on March 28th, 2009 @ 7:08 am

    "…….yeh koom over emotional fool hai…jis ko asani say bewakof banaya ja sakta hai"

    you forgot to add one more thing bro …..Yeh qoum Pessimist logo sey bharee paree hai…..bunch of wieners who always find some thing to complain about no matter what….farigh log!!!

    Maybe this is a publicity stunt,…kuch to huwa….copy hi sahee…..if you show support & appreciation to these little stunts, perhaps next stunt would take care of buses as well….

    Keeray nikalna…..rotey rehna…..we got enough of those….having courage to step up & do some thing about it, is the real deal. As it is said, if you can’t be part of the solution, at least don’t be part of the problem; don’t discourage those who are at least trying.

  9. fasee on March 28th, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    @ Human01

    sir aap ka farmana sar ankhoon pee…

    but if i see a man diggiing for a swiming pool right in the middle of sahara desert….then the word that comes to my mind wint be optimistic…not even overly optimistic…but will be something else….

    magar khair choriyee…..hamaray ustaad farma gai hain….its all about form what prespective you are looking at things…sara preception ka kheel hai…..

    its good to see we still got optimistic people like you around….as for us pesimstic lot…what can we say

    Mujhay mast mahool me jeenay day

  10. karachiwellwisher on April 4th, 2009 @ 1:37 am

    Sometime in high traffic, Motorcyclists may use this to ride on the sidewalk for a shortcut.

    We need to spread awareness about what this slope means. Why not put a signboard stating that this is for handicapped, signboard with a wheelchair symbol and something written in urdu??

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