Mass Transit

Govt releases Rs50mn for renovation of railway stations

September 21, 2020

ISLAMABAD: A sum of Rs50 million has been approved by the government under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-21 to upgrade the railway stations across the country. Along with modernizing the railway stations, the authorities will ensure the provision of all facilities to accommodate the passengers under the initiative.[...]

Islamabad to get an electric bus service

June 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has planned a dedicated metro corridor to operate electric bus service, in order to connect the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to the city. The bus service will be extended to connect Peshawar Morr to IIA. An operationalised model including fleet acquisition, information technology services,[...]

ML-1 project, economic zones to aid poverty alleviation: Asad

January 14, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umer on Monday said that feasibility for ML-1 project has been formulated and $9 billion would be spent for the improvement of the railway system. While speaking to a private news channel programme, he further stated that the current government is resolute[...]
CDA to construct five new interchanges

CDA to construct five new interchanges

November 4, 2019

ISLAMABAD: To accommodate the growing traffic of the capital, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to construct five interchanges in the city. The decision was reached keeping in view the growing needs of space for motorists, and the necessity to expand and extend the road infrastructure in the capital.[...]
Hazara Motorway Shah-Maqsood to Havelian-Maira section to complete in one week

Hazara Motorway Shah-Maqsood to Havelian-Maira section to complete in one week

October 18, 2019

ABBOTABAD: Hazara Motorway Shah-Maqsood to Havelian-Maira section will be completed within one week and its formal inauguration would be held shortly. The statement was given by Officials of National Highway Authority (NHA) while briefing Commissioner Hazara division Syed Zaheer-ul-Islam regarding the progress of the project as the commissioner visited Hazara[...]
ML-1 railway project finalised: Sheikh Rasheed

ML-1 railway project finalised: Sheikh Rasheed

October 10, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Wednesday told that the multibillion-dollar Main Line (ML-I) project has been finalised between Pakistan and China. During the meeting with Chinese Minister for Transport Li Xiaopeng, he said that the project will be a huge milestone and will provide immense opportunities[...]
CPEC projects to get a new push: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan

CPEC projects to get a new push: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan

October 2, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing has ruled out any slumps in the projects under the CPEC. He told that they [projects] were to get a new push. “There is no slowdown of CPEC as its foundation is solid and the course is set for the start of a[...]
PM Khan to inaugurate Hazara Motorway Abbottabad

PM Khan to inaugurate Hazara Motorway Abbottabad

October 2, 2019

ABBOTTABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Hazara Motorway Abbottabad section in the coming weeks while the proposed motorway interchange for Abbottabad city is also under consideration. This was informed by Deputy Commissioner Amir Afaq during the online open kutchery conducted on Facebook. He told the masses that the[...]
Sukkur-Multan Motorway complete in record time.

Sukkur-Multan Motorway complete in record time

September 25, 2019

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) lauds the 36 months taken to complete the 392-km Sukkur-Multan Motorway as record time. The inauguration, however, seems to extend further.   Islamabad: The 392-km M-5 is a vital part of CPEC’s initiative of connecting Peshawar to Karachi. The highway helps link Multan, known[...]
CDA takes the bull by the horns.

Taking the bull by the horns: CDA to start projects using its own resources

September 25, 2019

Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will be allocating Rs1.5 billion from the surplus funds generated for the construction of Korang Bridge and an underpass at PWD as part of the Islamabad Expressway Signal-Free Corridor.   The signal-free corridor project was started by the previous government to deal with the[...]