أرشيف الوسم : Metro

Metro Bus Service: Punjab pays Rs5m per day as subsidy

ISLAMABAD:  As Punjab authorities inject more taxpayers’ money to keep buses running under its metro project, commuters travelling along four-dozen other routes in Lahore are suffering due to the dilapidated condition of transport, The Express Tribune has learnt. Launched at a cost of Rs30 billion for a 27-kilometre-long route in Lahore city, Metro Bus Service is causing a daily loss ... أكمل القراءة »

Metro bus project: Costs add up due to sit-in delays

ISLAMABAD:  Several construction firms working on the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project have submitted prolongation cost claims running into millions of rupees due to delays caused by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-ins. A prolongation cost is claimed by a construction firm on the basis of extended duration of work during which costs are incurred as a ... أكمل القراءة »

Substandard elevators: NAB to initiate inquiry into metro bus project

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will initiate an inquiry into the procurement of elevators and escalators for the under-construction Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project. The decision was taken after NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry received a written complaint accusing the chief engineer of the Rawalpindi Development Authority and other junior officers of manipulating the tendering process of procurement of elevators for ... أكمل القراءة »

Metro bus project: Inauguration delayed till Jan 31, says minister

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday informed the Senate that the first public transport system for the twin cities’ will be inaugurated on January 31, 2015. Responding to a question of Senator Taj Haider from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Minister of State for Interior and Narcotics Control Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman said the metro bus project was expected to complete on December ... أكمل القراءة »

Metro project: Contractors asked to expedite work

RAWALPINDI:  Contractors working on  the Metro Bus Project have been directed to expedite work to meet the project’s deadline. Commissioner Rawalpindi Zahid Saeed, while presiding a meeting held to review the pace of work, said in time completion of the project will be ensured at all costs. He said despite the heavy rains and sit-ins at Constitution Avenue, the project ... أكمل القراءة »

Mass transit: Metro Bus on its way to Kala Shah Kaku

LAHORE:  The Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa) has prepared a project to extend the Metro Bus Service from Shahdara to Kala Shah Kaku, The Express Tribune has learnt. A Tepa official requesting anonymity said that a proposal in this regard will be sent to the Planning and Development Department in September for approval. He said the project will ... أكمل القراءة »

ICCI concerned over delay in Metro Bus Project

ISLAMABAD:  The local business community has shown concern over delayed construction work on the Metro Bus Project, calling for measures to be taken in order to mitigate problems arising for business activities and citizens. In a meeting, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Shaban Khalid said that the Metro Bus Project Committee chairman had assured the completion of ... أكمل القراءة »

PTI protests: Metro blocked, Model Town sealed

LAHORE:  The Metro Bus Service was suspended on Sunday after scores of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf workers holding a demonstration near Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s house in Model Town blocked the Metro Bus lane and burnt tyres and vandalised streetlights. Police officials tried to disperse the protesters but did not arrest any of them. Police sealed several entrances to Model Town with ... أكمل القراءة »

Foreign visit: Bilawal visits Shanghai Metro, power station

ISLAMABAD:  Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, patron-in-chief of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), examined Shanghai’s Metro system from its monitoring room on Saturday during his visit to the city. Bilawal also visited the Shanghai train station and was briefed about developments in the Shanghai Metro project. Shanghai became the third city in mainland China to have a rapid transit system after the first ... أكمل القراءة »