أرشيف الوسم : Metro

Metro bus: CTP warns encroachers of consequences

RAWALPINDI:  The City Traffic Police (CTP) have banned parking of all kinds of vehicles on Benazir Bhutto Road and alternative routes as construction work of the Metro Bus Service (MBS) project is in its final stages. The police have also decided to take strict action against encroachers on the relevant roads and warned shopkeepers not to place goods on footpaths and ... أكمل القراءة »

Addressing commuter woes: Karachi metro bus project set for approval

ISLAMABAD:  The federal government is set to clear on Friday a rapid transit project for Karachi costing Rs15.4 billion aimed at easing the woes of commuters in the country’s largest city. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) will consider the project in a meeting to be chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman and Federal Minister of Planning and Development Ahsan ... أكمل القراءة »

Grand scheme: Guardian calls Metro Bus an ‘important project’

Anti-government protests have caused glitches in some important development schemes, including the Metro Bus project, in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, besides seriously putting off the interest of foreign investors, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported. The newspaper called the Metro Bus plan an important project that is facing problems owing to the protests and sit-ins by some politicians. Islamabad’s ... أكمل القراءة »

Metro bus depot: CDA gives away another three acres to RDA

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CAD) board on Friday approved the allotment of an additional three acres in Sector H-9 for the metro bus depot. Initially, the CDA had allotted 15-acre, but recently the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) sought additional three-acres as the allotted land was not enough to serve the purpose. Incidentally, all of the land has been transferred free-of-cost. ... أكمل القراءة »

Metro bus completion: Delay to cost Punjab, centre Rs2.6 million per day

ISLAMABAD:  The Punjab and federal governments will have to suffer Rs2.6 million loss per day if the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project is not completed by January 31. On September 10 this year, the Punjab Metrobus Authority (PMA) signed an agreement with a Turkish firm commonly known as Platform Tourism, for operations, management and maintenance of the metro bus project. It’s ... أكمل القراءة »

No compromise: ‘Sit-ins hindered Metro Bus project in Multan’

LAHORE:  Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday sit-ins in Islamabad had affected the Metro Bus project in Multan. However, he said the project would be completed on time. He was chairing a meeting at Circuit House in Multan to review progress on development projects and the law and order situation. “Necessary changes will be made to the project design ... أكمل القراءة »

Metro bus: Contractors asked to expedite girder launching

RAWALPINDI:  The chairman of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project Hanif Abbasi and Rawalpindi Commissioner Zahid Saeed, who also heads the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), reviewed construction work on the transport project on Saturday. They asked contractors to expedite work by extending working hours and running night shifts. The meeting was attended by traffic police officials, RDA chief engineer and contractors. ... أكمل القراءة »

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 »