So yesterday news about the ropeways transport system that’s being introduced to Lahore started doing the rounds
— More News (@MoreNewsPk) June 1, 2017
Shehbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has asked for a report on the feasibility of the installation of this system. An international company has apparently shown interest in the project and is willing to work alongside the Punjab government. The areas that will be facilitated are from Imamia Colony to the Railway Station, Jehangir Tomb to Greater Iqbal Park and Mor to Thokar Niaz Baig. There will also be one that will facilitate transport from Islamabad to Murree.
As soon as the news about this ropeways transport system broke out, a discussion began around it.
Some considered the project to be “iconic”
3 points in Lahore and one from Islamabad to Murree. An iconic project in Pakistan. https://t.co/s4JBKMDGsk
— Muhammad Adeel (@adeelsher) June 1, 2017
Some were ready to pack their bags and change cities
I'm moving to lahore ?https://t.co/mnaqS0LUYH
— Adeela K. Zubair (@adeelaz) June 1, 2017
However, a lot of people were dissatisfied
https://t.co/YamBkaoQdf but these morons will never allow high rise buildings culture
— MM Haider (@Mursalan) June 1, 2017
They believed this was yet another “blunder”
Mtero Bus-Orange Train-Now Ropeways transport.
Blunder after blunder by Punjab Govt.
Are these policy makers in… https://t.co/aCL1tSr2E9
— Muhammad Imtiaz Azam (@Imtiazazam11) June 1, 2017
Some pointed out how other issues were not being given much attention
Who needs education n health when you have roads,metros and Now Cable cars in lahore!
— Muzammil Rasheed (@muzammil264) June 1, 2017
This particular concern was voiced more than once
Some called it “showbazi”
Another Showbazi in progress
Yellow Chair Lifts in Lahore by showbaz shareef.
Patwario Enjoy karo lol
— Clairvoyant (@AatifAzio) June 1, 2017
Others seemed to be put off by the project
Rope Dancer of Punjab is planning to introduce Ropeways transport in Lhr. Education system Nil. Medical syst Nil. BUT COMM SYST " YES ”
— Syed Shahid (@SyedShahid6) June 1, 2017
Some pointed out how other cities were being ignored
— Xainab Murtaza (@xeny_gul) June 1, 2017
They really weren’t too happy about the rest of the cities being ignored
Some called the ropeways transport system project a waste of resources
Some wondered if any thought had been put into the project
People mentioned how the CM seemed to be a big fan of traveling, since most of the projects have been centered around modes of transportation
This guy actually asked a pretty valid question
And finally, this individual throwing shade at the government was a dil ki awaaz for Pakistanis everywhere
Now that this is a huge possibility in the near future, all we can do is hope for the best. Do you think this will help people move around more efficiently? Or do you think it’s a total waste of time and money? Let us know what you think about this project in the comments below.
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