Red, White and Black

Signboards and rainstroms
23 May, 2006, 12:44 pm
Filed under: general, lahore

Last evening Lahore was lashed by ferocious winds and the result? This:

Signboards fall after strong winds

Signboards, poles and trees fell all over Lahore. While the poles and trees are largely harmless. The signboards caused havoc. The above picture is from one of the busiest city roads… And there was more misery:

A boy died when a huge billboard near Clifton Shoe Store in Liberty Market approved by the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) collapsed, and ten cars were damaged.

Talking to Daily Times, a PHA spokesman said that although the authority had approved the signboard that fell in Liberty Market, the structural engineer who designed the board was responsible for the incident. He said the PHA had warned billboard owners when the season began

This is not the first occurrence either. Equally deplorable scenes were witnessed two years ago across the main boulevards of Lahore. It's about time the PHA started doing something about it. They are not just there to make billions from advertisement money. 😐


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can u change that?

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