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Chauk Bazaz Hatta, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022QQ/4

Scope and Contents

111 x 154 mm. Electric current structures and wires, obstructing the roadway, damaging the comfort and ruining the charm of the buildings behind. The report’s requirements included, ‘The careful re-arrangement of electric light standards and the removal of tangles and nests of wires from the streets. Underground cabling with inspection manholes is little, if any, more expensive than overhead wiring. Collapse of buildings in the city upon the wires has occasionally plunged large areas in darkness for long intervals ... The effect upon the city caused by the existing electrical arrangements is shown upon photograph 4. The buildings are of character and charm but lapsing into decay. What encouragement has the owner to keep them in repair when their appearance and that of the whole neighbourhood is blighted by such erections as that shown in the photograph?', ‘A note for the use of the Lahore Improvement Trust Committee’, (Lahore, 1928), p. 6.


  • Creation: 1928

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2017-04-07 14:41:47+00:00

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