The PMLN’s love of making roads and underpasses is not hidden from the Pakistanis but what if making a road can generate electricity at the same time? Sounds tempting, well France is already doing it with its solar powered road.
Wattway, a solar powered road in Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small village in France is designed to produce electricity that can power the street lights and also cater to the needs of the villages’ residents. It covers 1km (0.6-mile) route and has 2800
It covers 1km (0.6-mile) route and has 2800 sq m of electricity-generating panels that will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during a two-year test period. This period is created to establish whether the road can generate enough energy to power street lighting in the village of 3,400 residents.
In Pakistan, we have a lot of remote areas and villages that don’t have roads and electricity. A project that is focused on providing both and can cater to the needs of small amount of people can be a great help.
Many of the provincial funds are used in increasing transport in big cities like Metro Feeder Buses project, and questionable health projects like motorbike ambulances whereas minimum efforts of the same caliber have been made to better the lives of the people in rural areas. If we can spend billions on Metro and Orange Line, why not do some good for the ones that are always neglected?