Transport has always been a major problem
for the citizens of Karachi. Most of the people of Karachi depend on the
unreliable, poorly maintained and outdated public transport such as buses.
Daily you'll find a huge number of people waiting for the bus at the stop.
Traveling through buses is a relatively a cheap method and you'll find all
types of people from a common man to a well-to-do citizen and students of
The fast increasing population of Karachi
has resulted in public transport being massively over burdened and does not
have the capacity to move the hundreds of thousands of people who require
transport.As a student I have to face numerous problems in traveling in
Every student wants to look fresh and
well-groomed in his school/college, but if you go to your school or college in a
public bus then its not so for you.
In the rush
morning hours you'll never find a bus with even a place to stand, whereas
getting a seat is a dream never come true. People are filled in the buses like
goats and sheep and you'll still find the conductor shouting “aaja aaja buhat
jaga hai.” You'll find people clung to the doors and perched on the roofs of
the buses (which sometimes can be really dangerous) and the every third person
to get on this stuffed bus is a student.
Once you get on a bus like that be ready to
face the most horrible ride you ever had. The best part is when you get off
the bus and find your bag torn from a side. Yes, your mobile just got stolen
in that very bus and you no more have that cell phone which helped you wake
up that morning. What else can you expect? I would really like to request
the concerned authorities to take some measure to improve the transport
facility in Karachi.
But I never really got to know who the
concerned authorities to whom I just requested are!