Thursday, February 18, 2010

Useless Expenditures

CDGK (City District Government of Karachi) has spent billions and billions of our money to build a network of roads to minimize the traffic mess that we call Karachi. Then they built pedestrian crossings all along these newly found network of bridges and roads. These too cost a lot of money and that money also comes out of the taxes we pay. But whats the use, we still have people crossing Shahra-e-Faisal during rush times by dodging cars speeding at around 60kph. those millions spent on the pedestrian bridges has gone to waste. My judgment comes to this, our nation has daredevils amongst us (and a lot of them too).....we love to risk life and limb for the rush of adrenaline that comes with the cars zooming around us...just the other day, while on my way to work, I narrowly missed a female trying to cross the main shahrah-e-faisal during the rush times. Another step forward and i swear I would have banged her.....even if she had thought about getting back, the minibus would have rammed her for sure.
the next step for the CDGK could have been to get some laws regarding the crossing of roads. the law should allow traffic police to fine people crossing roads from the road itself (seems a far cry but what the hell). But then teaching an old dog new tricks would be easier then getting Karachiites to use these good for nothing crossings.


chhipa said...

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