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.

Metro

A (somewhat provocative?) Tribune summary of the piece

Read the full post here on Express Tribune Blogs

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s