Of rails, roads and Metronomics

The Metro bus project in Lahore has been an indisputable success. Yet the successful working of a bus service is not a very good yardstick for measuring the optimal use of tax-payer’s money. The chief minister would do good to consider whether other projects, in other areas of Punjab, could produce higher returns in terms of economic efficiency, equity and/or environment, before initiating yet another transportation project for Lahore. More than anything, the final approval for any project should come after a thorough economic appraisal instead of guesswork.


A (somewhat provocative?) Tribune summary of the piece

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