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  • Peshawar’s mass transit system hits new snag

    PESHAWAR: The much-talked about ‘mass transit system’ in the provincial capital has hit newer snags with those associated with one of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s pet projects are now acknowledging its dream may not realise, not at least in its present term in office...

    “It seems difficult now,” Senator Mohsin Aziz, deputy chairman, Board of Investment, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the architect of the mass transit system, acknowledged, while...

  • 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...

  • Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project a race against time

    PESHAWAR: Things may turn for better or for worse in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa depending on how the execution of much-awaited Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) mega project goes forward from next month...

    If the Peshawar Sustainable BRT Corridor Project is completed in its estimated record time of six months the development can change the face of Peshawar as well as give people a good reason to think before they vote...

  • Mass transit system approved for Quetta

    Quetta: A mass transit train system has been approved by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri for the provincial capital...

    All we need are locomotives and railcars to make the mass transit train system operational in Quetta,” he said, adding that it would be a model system for the entire country...

  • Work on mass transit system likely to start in November

    PESHAWAR: The provincial capital will have fully operational mass transit system by the end of December 2018 that will operate from Chamkani to Karkhano Market adjacent to Khyber Agency...

    The provincial cabinet in its meeting here on Tuesday approved establishment of Mass Transit Authority to facilitate formation of the much-awaited rapid transport system in the city...

  • CDWP clears Karachi, Peshawar mass transit projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Cen­tral Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wed­nesday cleared a total of 16 development projects with an estimated cost of Rs130 billion, including two mass transit projects for Karachi and Peshawar...

    The government has already granted a series of tax exemptions for mass transit projects...

  • Bus Rapid Transit project starts taking its toll on commercial activities

    PESHAWAR: The multi-billion rupees Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has started taking its toll on commercial activities along its route in Peshawar as businesses and shops run into losses amid uncertainty over timely completion of the project...

    The University Road, an upscale neighbourhood of the city and a hub of business activities, is the worst-affected locality where businesses and various brands have either nosedived or they...

  • Experts fear Bus Rapid Transit projects to have limited impact in Karachi

    The transit mode, either train, light rail or bus terminus is to be designed so that it is the focus for development and becomes the ‘heart’ of the community or where people shop, meet, relax and live,” he said...

    About Karachi’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects, he said they would have limited impact because they are not a part of a larger planning framework that structures a holistic transportation blueprint for the city taking...

  • Bus Rapid Transit project likely to miss March 23 deadline too

    PESHAWAR: The procedural technicalities and frequent design changes are likely to push the completion of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government’s flagship Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project beyond the new deadline, officials claim...

    The Peshawar Development Authority, the executing agency, has set March 23 as the new deadline for the launch of the multi-billion rupees bus service, which has been delayed by 11 months...

  • 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...

  • Mass transit project

    However, our local transport system is in terrible condition and fares are quite steep...

    I request the authorities concerned to take immediate steps for starting the Karachi mass transit project...

  • Metro bus mass transit

    If such amounts are to be spent and such a magnitude of disruption faced, then we might as well consider a full-fledged transit system, including underground, surface and elevated segments...

    This would involve the use of the underutilised Lyari Expressway for multi-car buses on one side of the city and introduction of fast modern and frequent (every five minutes during rush hours and every half hour during other times) commuter...

  • Working paper for Quetta mass transit train prepared

    QUETTA: A working paper for the proposed mass transit train system in Quetta has been prepared and submitted to the chief minister...

    Officials said on Sunday that the chief minister, who had floated the idea of the transit train system for the provincial capital, directed Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattah to convene a meeting to discuss the project for its approval...

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