Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pakistan Urban Forum: #ForumKhi14

After writing about the transport issues faced by common Pakistanis everyday, last week i went to the Pakistan Urban Forum conference to see if any of the sessions is talking something similar to the issue i raised. And bingo, i found "Future of Sustainable Urban Transport". 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Transportation and Issues: Karachi

Karachi, one of the largest cities of the world, the only mega city of the world where a middle-age mode of public transport is still in fashion. Its local transport consists of minibuses, coaches and large buses (all with a separate compartment for women) typically provide the cheapest way to commute across the city. Then comes rickshaws and taxis cater to the travelling needs of upper middle class, after that radio cabs or white cabs are frequently used by upper class travellers. This makes it possible for people without their own vehicles to access remote areas of the city.