KMC to launch Bus Rapid Transport System

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency will be launching a Bus Rapid TransportSystem (BRTS) on two vehicular corridors of the city.

English: Tomb of Mohamad Ali Jinnah, Karachi

English: Tomb of Mohamad Ali Jinnah, Karachi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The proposed system would be launched under Karachi Transportation Improvement Project. The detail of the proposed system was divulged by the KMC Administrator, Muhammad Hussain Syed, to representatives of Japanese government during his ongoing visit of Bangkok for touring the offices of Japan External Trade Organisation. Continue reading

Building works in Zulfikarabad to start next month

KARACHI: Formal building works in the proposed Zulfikarabad will commence next month as work on the six-kilometer-long Rs 3.7 billion Dhandhari Bridge on Indus connecting the new city with Garho in Thatta district will start on June 15.

The High Court in Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

The High Court in Karachi, Sindh Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Also route survey for the 44 kilometre-long Zulfikarabad Expressway connecting Garho to the Bridge and then on to Shah Bunder has been completed and bid documents being finalised. This was stated at a special meeting held at the Bilawal House Karachi to review progress on Zulfikarabad with President Asif Ali Zardari in the chair.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister Sindh; Murad Ali Shah, Finance Minister Sindh; Raja Muhammad Abbas, Chief Secretary Sindh; Shahzar Shamoon, Senior Member, Board of Revenue; Lt Gen. (r) Iftikhar Hussain Shah; Managing Director ZDA; M Salman Faruqui, Secretary General to the President; Spokesperson to President Senator Farhatullah Babar and other senior officials attended the meeting. Continue reading

Improvement of Murree Road urged

RAWALPINDI: Residents of the twin cities have decried the apathy of the Punjab Highway Department (PHD) for neglecting the improvement of Murree Road– the main artery that

English: One of the famous roads in Rawalpindi...

English: One of the famous roads in Rawalpindi, the Murree Road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

connects the two cities.

The road, whose various sections are looked after by several agencies, has become a classic example of passing the buck to the other. Lane markings, which were carried out at a cost of millions of rupees, have vanished. Potholes have also emerged on the road, particularly near the city’s only median U-turn near Shamsabad.

Commuters have demanded more such U-turns to ease the flow of traffic. Continue reading

Capital likely to have pedestrian underpasses

English: Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad, Pakistan.

English: Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISLAMABAD, May 30: City managers are planning to construct two pedestrian underpasses at Jinnah Avenue (Blue Area).

“We will invite firms shortly for two separate underpasses,” Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Farkhand Iqbal told Dawn.

He said the project was being initiated on the demand of traders’ community of the federal capital.

If the plan is implemented, Jinnah Avenue will be the first highway in the capital having pedestrian underpasses.

The CDA chief said shops on both the sides of underground passages would also be constructed. Continue reading

KMC to launch Bus Rapid Transport System

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency will be launching a Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) on two vehicular corridors of the city.

The proposed system would be launched under Karachi Transportation Improvement Project. The detail of the proposed system was divulged by the KMC Administrator, Muhammad Hussain Syed, to representatives of Japanese government during his ongoing visit of Bangkok for touring the offices of Japan External Trade Organisation.

In the first phase, the BRTS will be introduced on two vehicular corridors which will include the 21 kilometres long green-line corridor from Surjani Town to Jama Cloth Market via Nazimabad, Business Recorder Road and Guru Mandir. Continue reading

Building works in Zulfikarabad to start next month

KARACHI: Formal building works in the proposed Zulfikarabad will commence next month as work on the six-kilometer-long Rs 3.7 billion Dhandhari Bridge on Indus connecting the new city with Garho in Thatta districtwill start on June 15.

Karachi Beach

Karachi Beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Also route survey for the 44 kilometre-long Zulfikarabad Expressway connecting Garho to the Bridge and then on to Shah Bunder has been completed and bid documents being finalised. This was stated at a special meeting held at the Bilawal House Karachi to review progress on Zulfikarabad with President Asif Ali Zardari in the chair.
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Improvement of Murree Road urged

RAWALPINDI: Residents of the twin cities have decried the apathy of the Punjab Highway Department (PHD) for neglecting the improvement of

English: One of the famous roads in Rawalpindi...

English: One of the famous roads in Rawalpindi, the Murree Road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Murree Road – the main artery that connects the two cities.

The road, whose various sections are looked after by several agencies, has become a classic example of passing the buck to the other. Lane markings, which were carried out at a cost of millions of rupees, have vanished. Potholes have also emerged on the road, particularly near the city’s only median U-turn near Shamsabad. Continue reading

Capital likely to have pedestrian underpasses

ISLAMABAD, May 30: City managers are planning to construct two pedestrian underpasses at Jinnah Avenue (Blue Area).

English: Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad, Pakistan.

English: Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We will invite firms shortly for two separate underpasses,” Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Farkhand Iqbal told Dawn.

He said the project was being initiated on the demand of traders’ community of the federal capital.

If the plan is implemented, Jinnah Avenue will be the first highway in the capital having pedestrian underpasses. Continue reading

Property in Islamabad: Capital value tax on the way

ISLAMABAD, May 30: The government has in principle decided to impose a flat rate of two per cent capital value tax (CVT) on immovable property in the

Map showing the five zones of Islamabad Capita...

Map showing the five zones of Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), Dawn has learnt.

The budget makers have given a final nod to the proposal at a high-level meeting on Wednesday.

The immovable property includes plot, house, shop, flat, bungalow, or any other property that remains in possession of same owner for quite sometime. Continue reading

Residential plots earmarked for special people

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister’s Advisor Begum Zakiya Shahnawaz said on Tuesday that the government will allot plots to special people in all the residential schemes set to be launched in the next fiscal year and that a huge amount will be allocated for the purpose in the budget.

Speaking at her office, she said disabled people were an integral part of society and deserved to be provided with every facility.

She stated that the Social Welfare Department had already launched a number of projects for their rehabilitation. “On the instruction issued by the chief minister, the department is working on mega projects, including the allotment of plots in residential schemes across the province,” she added.

Zakiya added that the services of foreign trained experts were being hired to train physically challenged people so that they could live a normal life. She added that the Special Education Ministry was opening free health centres for the disabled. Continue reading