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    Metro Bus Rawalpindi Islamabad Inauguration 2017

  • CM will give final date for metro bus inauguration

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will visit the garrison city in next two days to inspect the work on metro bus project and give a final date for the launch of the service...

    Commissioner Zahid Saeed told Dawn that metro bus project was in final stages, but the date for its inauguration will be given by the Punjab chief minister...

  • Rawal festival to mark metro bus service inauguration

    RAWALPINDI: The local administration has launched Rawal Sports and Cultural Festival to celebrate the inauguration of Metro Bus Service in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad scheduled to be held on June 3...

    Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) held a Mushaira in this regard at its auditorium in collaboration with Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA)...

  • Inauguration date of metro bus not decided, but venue changed

    RAWALPINDI: Although the date of inauguration of the metro bus service is yet to be decided, the venue of the ceremony has been changed from the garrison city to Islamabad because of “security concerns”...

    This emerged from a meeting held in the Punjab House in Islamabad under Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif the other day to review the work on the Rs44...

  • Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project not waterproof

    ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Some newly constructed metro bus stations, worth millions of rupees, could not withstand the heavy monsoon showers on Tuesday and were flooded with rainwater...

    The worst affected bus stations were Peshawar Mor, Centaurus, 7th Avenue, Kutchery and Shaheed-i-Milat stations where water flowed down the staircases and dripped from the ceiling, inundating the stations...

  • Metro bus runs over medical student in Rawalpindi

    A medical student was killed when a Metro bus she was travelling on ran her over in Rawalpindi Friday, police said...

    Sameera, a 19-year-old student of the Shifa College of Medicine, was travelling to Islamabad when the driver pulled the emergency brakes near the Rehmanabad bus station, apparently due to ongoing construction work in the area...

  • Rawalpindi - Islamabad: Metro buses to be running from May 1

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to inaugurate the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service on April 30 so that the residents of the twin cities could travel on the buses on Labour Day...

    The decision was taken at a review meeting of the metro bus project on Friday and the message of the Punjab chief minister and the prime minister was also conveyed to the participants...

  • The high environmental cost of Islamabad's latest metro bus project

    I was attending a public hearing for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report that had been readied for the latest metro bus project connecting the Federal capital with the New Islamabad International Airport...

    The new airport is to be inaugurated on 14th August this year, hence the government is in a rush to have the new Rs18 billion metro bus operational in time for the airport's opening...

  • Islamabad's Metro bus fails to achieve commuter targets

    ISLAMABAD: The PML-N’s flagship project, the metro bus service, has failed to achieve its estimated ridership figure during its first eight months since its operations in Rawalpindi and Islamabad...

    Citing a report from July 1, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016, a source in the Punjab Metro Bus Authority (PBMA) said ridership was below the National Engineering Services Pakistan’s (Nespak) estimated figure...

  • Commuters to pay Rs30 fare for Islamabad metro bus from Friday

    RAWALPINDI: The fare for the metro bus between Rawalpindi and Islamabad will be increased from Rs20 to Rs30 per person on Friday...

    The Punjab government has given the Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMA) the green light to increase fares for the service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and in Lahore, while the fare in Multan will remain unchanged...

  • Interior ministry, Punjab govt to run Islamabad’s metro bus service

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior and Punjab government have agreed to jointly run Islamabad Metro Bus Project (IMBP) which has become an example of government’s negligence even though 90 per cent work is complete...

    After a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Communication, a senior NHA official told Dawn that the Capital Development Authority (under the interior ministry) and the Punjab Mass Transport Authority (PMTA) of...

  • 2017 saw rise in murder, abduction cases in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI: The year 2017 saw an increase in murder, attempted murder, abduction of women, sexual assault and vehicle theft cases in the district of Rawalpindi...

    ”Crime rate down in IslamabadDuring the year, the Islamabad police arrested 4,450 criminals and recovered valuables worth over Rs400 million from them...

  • Sihala college awaits inauguration

    ISLAMABAD: The inauguration of Federal Government Degree College for Men, Sihala is facing delay due to a dispute over a boundary wall...

    He said students of the area had to travel to many kilometers away from their home each day to H/8, H/9 College, Islamabad or Gordon College, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi...

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