Barwa made a net profit of 593.6 million riyals ($163 million) for the opening six months of this year, versus 752.5 million riyals in the same period of 2011, it said in a bourse filing on Sunday. It did not provide other figures.
Rawalpindi: The citizens and traders of the city have demanded a flyover on the Sixth Road to ease the traffic load on the busiest Murree Road. The stop timing on the Sixth Road traffic signal is very long. It does not only waste their time, but also irks the citizens. The people said that
the flyover on the Murree Road at the point of Sixth Road has become imperative as there is a four-way traffic on the road and this very fact impedes the smooth flow of traffic due to which people, especially students, often get late from reaching schools. The traders have urged the Punjab chief minister to construct a flyover on the Sixth Road. The chief minister, it may be recalled, had promised to construct a flyover on the
road. The promise has yet not been fulfilled. They appreciated the fact that the Punjab government built a flyover at Chandni Chowk, which has helped resolved the traffic jam issue on one of the busiest junctures of the city to some extent. However, the traffic blockage at the Sixth Road
wastes precious time of the people. The people have asked the CM to launch the construction work of the flyover on the Sixth Road like he did on the Chandni Chowk at earliest to get rid of traffic jams on this important point of the city as most of the educational institutes and offices are located in the area. online Continue reading
RAWALPINDI: Construction work on the Mareer Chowk tunnel project is going to be started next month and the project would help resolve the traffic congestion at the busiest chowk of the town. The project’s estimated cost would be over Rs 352 million.
After construction of new tunnels on both the sides of the Mareer Chowk overhead bridge, the chowk would become signal-free. Earlier, the PC-I of the project was sent to the government for final approval and grant for the project. Now the Punjab government has released the grant in this regard.
According to a city district government spokesman, the no objection certificate (NOC) in this respect has also been obtained from the railway department. Earlier a proposal was presented to the chief minister, requesting him that the project should be started immediately as there was a huge traffic load at Mareer Chowk and the traffic mess at the intersection was creating problems for the citizens.
It was also mentioned that due to the traffic congestion, the motorists have to wait 10 to 30 minutes normally, besides long lines of vehicles are witnessed there. In order to provide relief to the citizens and for the resolution of traffic problems Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had given approval of the project and now a grant for the project has also been released.
With the construction of the project, a long-standing demand of the citizens would be fulfilled and they would breathe a sigh of relief as crossing of Mareer Chowk, especially during peak hours, is a test of nerves for the motorists. The Mareer Chowk tunnel will resolve the traffic congestion problem.
City district government sources told APP that construction work on mega projects of Rawalpindi city, including the Sixth Road Flyover, Pir Wadhai Road Flyover and underpass projects would also be started soon.
The Rawalpindi commissioner while chairing a meeting held here recently had directed the departments concerned that solid steps should be taken to shift the utility services from the proposed sites of the projects so that the construction work could be started soon.
The project’s estimated cost would be over Rs 352 million. After construction of new tunnels on the both sides of the Mareer chowk Railway-overhead bridge the chowk ould be a signal free chowk.
Earlier, the PC-I of the project was sent to the government for final approval and grant for the project and now the grant in this regard has been released by the Punjab government.