Summary ISLAMABAD: The civic agency of Islamabad on Tuesday succumbed to the pressure from the top political leadership of the country by agreeing not only to allow the Punjab government to construct a separate track for the metro bus service in the federal capital but also to use the greenbelts for the project. Apart from restricting the use of greenbelts for any project, the CDA Ordinance does not allow any provincial agency to execute work in Islamabad. "But a simple notification from the Prime Minister Secretariat authorised the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) to execute the metro project in the capital city," said an official of the CDA.
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Summary The CDA-DWP after thorough discussions and deliberations approved the part of Metro Bus Project falling in the jurisdiction of Islamabad. It was decided in the meeting that the natural beauty, environment and landscape of Islamabad will be protected and preserved. It was also decided in the meeting that one per cent of the cost of the PC-1 would be reserved for the protection of environment and horticulture in Islamabad.
Summary RAWALPINDI: The cost of the Metro Bus Service Project is likely to increase from the estimated Rs38 billion to Rs42 billion if the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) accommodates the objections of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to the design of an intersection at Peshawar Mor. Experts from the finance ministry on Monday told the CDA that up to Rs40 million financial assistance could be required to operate a quality bus service in the capital city. A meeting of the CDA officials and the project development experts from the finance ministry, chaired by the chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, was held to discuss the implementation of the Islamabad Bus Service (IBS) project.
Summary In this photograph made Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 a Washington Metro bus rolls across the Roosevelt Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington. And with services restored following economy-driven cutbacks, ridership appears set to resume what had been a steady increase. In 2013, the number of trips stood at nearly 10.7 billion, the highest since 1956, according to data compiled by the American Public Transportation Association .
Summary Chairman Lahore Transport Company Kh Ahmed Hassan, Chairman Planning and Development, Managing Director Punjab Metro Bus Authority Sibtain Fazal Haleem, MD NESPAK, Director General LDA and other officials concerned were present. A briefing was given to the chief minister on the proposed monorail project.
Summary Americans took the most trips using public transportation in 57 years in 2013, but Cincinnati's Metro bus system saw ridership buck the trend, dropping by a little bit more than 3 percent, according to the agency. Community leaders know that public transportation investment drives community growth and economic revitalization." Metro is still studying its data, but Dunne said the agency believes weather and a lack of a rail option played a role in Metro's drop in ridership.
Summary In this photograph made Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 a Washington Metro bus rolls across the Roosevelt Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington. Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began to boom. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise, the highest number since 1956.
Summary ISLAMABAD - The project "Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Service (Islamabad Portion, length 13.656 km) costing Rs. 23.6 billion was approved on Thursday in principle subject to rationalization of cost and scope by a Committee headed by Secretary Cabinet Division. The selected firms will be responsible for the construction of underpasses, flyovers, roadwork, drainage, bus stations, and others facilities. The CDA official added the CDA has decided in the meeting that the natural beauty, environment and landscape of Islamabad would be protected and preserved.
Summary ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Thursday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to get an environment impact assessment (EIA) report before proceeding further in the metro bus service project. According to the design prepared by Nespak, a separate seven-metre-wide track would be built on the greenbelts on the I-8 /H-8 and G-8 sides of 9th Avenue and Jinnah Avenue for the metro bus service. Scores of young and old trees will be uprooted to construct the track by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) which will execute the Rs38 billion transport project between the twin cities.Two days back, the civic agency of Islamabad succumbed to the pressure from the top political leadership of the country by agreeing not only to allow the Punjab government to construct the separate track but also to use the greenbelts for the project.
Summary It seems as if the capital's distinction as the country's only planned city is set to be erased. According to the plan, the IJP Road carriageway of 9th Avenue will be converted into a dedicated corridor for the metro bus, while an additional three lanes will be carved out from the green belt along 9th Avenue to accommodate traffic heading towards IJP Road from Kashmir Highway. The CDA objected to the plan, positing that Nespak could use the 7.2 metre wide median on 9th Avenue instead of destroying the green belt.
Summary Islamabad - Police in Pakistan say gang members angered over the killing of one of their leaders have opened fire on passers-by in southern Pakistan, killing 14 people. Senior police officer Abdul Khaliq Sheikh says 40 people were wounded Wednesday in the attack, which also saw assailants throw grenades in the Lyari neighbourhood of the port city of Karachi.
Summary ISLAMABAD | Dozens of gang members angered over the killing of one of their leaders opened fire on passers-by outside a market Wednesday in southern Pakistan, killing 15 people, police said. The gunmen used machine guns and grenades in the attack that wounded more than 40 people in the Lyari neighborhood of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, senior police officer Shah Nawaz said.
Summary ISLAMABAD: Investigation agencies have reportedly traced mastermind of terrorist attack on a local court in Islamabad which left a senior judge dead among 13 others. Sensitive agencies are investigating into the incident and grilling relatives and friends of the terror mastermind in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa D.I Khan town bordering South Waziristan agency. According to the forensic report, the mastermind was also spotted in Islamabad on the day of court attack.