The Neti Jeti Bridge leading to the country’s largest port, Karachi Port, has fallen into disrepair.
The track of the bridge, which was built 190 years ago, has become uneven from place to place.
Citizens demand immediate repair of the track or else the bridge may collapse due to daily traffic jams.
Karachi Port is the largest port in the country, through which most of the country’s import and export goods are sent. However, the Netty Jetty Bridge to the port has long been neglected.
Hundreds of heavy-duty vehicles pass through this bridge daily. In addition to the normal traffic coming and going from busy areas like Kemari, Fishery, Mai Kolachi, and Tower.
Due to overuse, the asphalt and wire layers on the track of the bridge have burst from place to place and there are pits in various places. Due to these obstructions, there are frequent traffic jams on the bridge and heavy loads including trucks and trailers. Traffic stands on the bridge for an average of several hours.
The administration is not worried about this situation, but the citizens are very worried.
Construction of the Netty Jetty Bridge was started by the British Government in 1830 and became operational in 1854, 24 years later.
Apparently it is still in good condition but if the concerned agencies do not pay immediate attention to its construction and repair then the concerns of the citizens may come true.