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  • Metro bus stations lack cooling system

    RAWALPINDI: Imported glass sheets have been used to build the metro bus stations but there is no cooling system for passengers in the summer days...

    The Punjab government did not install air conditioners in the bus stations as only the buses are equipped with the facility...

  • Karachi’s Green Line bus will be more beautiful than Lahore metro: PM Nawaz

    KARACHI: "It will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro bus," Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his audience during the groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi's Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system held at Nazimabad area's Anu Bhai Park on Friday...

    Upon his arrival in Karachi earlier, Premier Nawaz was received by CM Qaim, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad Khan and Director General Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar at the Pakistan Air...

  • Metro bus catches fire in Lahore

    LAHORE: A Metro bus caught fire and was burnt completely on Thursday apparently due to a short circuit near Minar-i-Pakistan station...

    The bus was empty and being taken from Nishtar Colony station to Shahdara for service to start trip for Gajjumata...

  • IDA’s $135m to help improve weather forecast system

    ISLAMABAD: The Interna­­tional Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank will finance Pakistan’s hydro-meteorological and climate services project with a soft loan of $135 million to strengthen the government’s capacity to deliver reliable and timely weather, hydrological and climate information and services to user departments and communities...

    The present capability of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) allows it...

  • Japan to provide Rs1.6bn for weather monitoring system in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The weather surveillance radars established in Karachi nearly 24 years ago will be replaced with a modern, digitalised system for which the Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs1...

    The Karachi radar system has played an important role in monitoring meteorological phenomenon in the southern area and tropical cyclones formed over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal...

  • Monstrous fire generating own weather system in California

    CHICO: Thousands of US firefighters are battling a blaze in California that has grown so big it is generating its own weather system, with authorities warning on Monday conditions could worsen...

    But in these weather conditions, “the embers can really easily travel a mile ahead of the fire,” Rick Carhart, a spokesman for the firefighters, said...

  • Karachi set for more rains from Aug 16 as yet another ‘low pressure’ weather system heads towards Sindh

    The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Sunday predicted more rains for Sindh, including Karachi from August 16 (Tuesday) as another “low pressure area” is expected to approach the province in the next couple of days...

    Under the influence of the new weather system, rain and thunderstorms with moderate and heavy falls were expected in Shaheed Benazirabad, Noshero Feroz, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur,...

  • It’s now Pakistan Metro Bus Service

    ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday formally announced to rename the metro bus service as the Pakistan Metro Bus Service...

    It may be noted that at the launch of the bus service at the Convention Centre three days ago, the chief minister had expressed his desire to rename the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service...

  • Metro bus heralds dawn of new Pakistan: PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif hailed the launch of the metro bus project in the twin cities on Thursday, saying, “This is New Pakistan...

    ”Inaugurating the 23-kilometre bus service, he said the development currently taking place in the country was unacceptable to ‘the enemy’ and reiterated his government’s resolve to combat terrorism and the energy crisis to turn around the national economy...

  • Tesla plans new truck, bus and car-sharing system

    SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla plans to build a new pick-up truck, and an urban bus, and launch a sharing system of self-driving cars, the company's founder Elon Musk announced Wednesday...

    But Tesla's reputation has been hit by a fatal crash involving its self-driving system in Florida, and another crash in Pennsylvania, prompting federal safety investigations...

  • First phase of Karachi bus rapid transit system to be launched next month

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan was informed on Friday that work on the first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) — Green Line and Orange Line — in Karachi would begin next month and be completed within one year...

    He said that seven corridors had been identified under the Karachi Master Plan for introducing the mass transit system...

  • Work on Peshawar rapid bus system from Jan next

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned the start of work on the Bus Rapid Transit system in the provincial capital by Jan 2017 and its completion within a year...

    The details of these projects were shared in a recent meeting on the BRT project and new public transport system for Peshawar...

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