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  1. Champion_Usmani

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    Wah wah kiya corruption ki ha haram league ney .
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    london mey naya apartment liya hoga .
     
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    Bs isi pe khush hoty rahengy patwari.
    After 5.18 Billion corruption in Isb/Rwp metro now get ready for more than double in Lahore Orange Line.
     
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    nice development appreciated.:tup:
     
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    Yes, and if someone accuses that there is corruption, he must do a service to the nation and go to the court instead of only accusing... simple
     
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    All major cities in world have the whole networks of commuter/subway trains consisting on many lines, blue, orange, green, red, silver, you name it. Millions of people enjoy environment friendly, safe, and uninterrupted daily rides on these trains. Let's hope for the people in all major Pakistani cities to have such trains. But some people oppose such projects just because they get blind-folded by their political hate towards Sharifs. I feel so petty on these sick-minded idiots. BTW, most of these ba$***ds belong to those crooks who have perks (at tax-payers cost) including cars, drivers, petrol rations, etc. These dogs need no mass transportation system. But the poor people of Pakistan badly need such service.
     
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    بھائی ان کو زیادہ غصّہ نہ دلاؤ یہ کورٹ چلے بھی جائیں گے اور لاہور اورنج لائن میٹرو ٹرین کیس میں پشاور ریپڈ بس ٹرانزٹ میں کرپشن پر نواز شریف کو سزا سنا دی جائیگی.
     
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    Design changes to delay Peshawar BRT project

    PESHAWAR:

    With the provincial government hoping that the BRT does for them what the Metro Bus project in Punjab did for the PML-N in the last general elections, a senior engineer working on the project in Peshawar has warned against constant tinkering in the design of the project to make sure it is completed on time.

    When work on it first started in October last year, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had promised that the project would be completed within six months. But as that deadline nears, the project looks far from being complete.

    The Project Management and Construction Supervision Consultant (PMCSC) for the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project have written a letter to the director general of the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) stating that the contractor working on building the project must be given a clear sense of direction to complete his work.

    Lack of coordination: Too many departments spoil the project

    “The continuous amendments to the design of various aspects of the Peshawar BRT project is seriously jeopardising the completion of the Peshawar Sustainable BRT Project within the specified time limits,” the letter warns, adding that not only are the extensive design changes causing setbacks, the time it takes the government machinery to approve these changes was even more agonising — as it alluded to the lack of any decision-making power of the chief engineer.

    Khattak has been pushing the private contractor and other government bodies working on the BRT to complete the Rs49.3 billion project by April 20 so that he can inaugurate it before the end of his tenure. But constant changes have made the task of achieving that target impossible.

    The letter, written by an engineer of the private consultancy firm contracted for the project adds, “Neither timely approvals are forthcoming from the approving agencies nor are the conceptual designs, being provided by others for major design amendments, are — in nearly all instances — workable for one reason or another, and require reworking according to site conditions before being buildable.”

    The firm has asked the government to intervene and put a halt to any further design amendments so that the contractor and the government can concentrate on completing the project without any unnecessary distraction.

    In just the six months since the government started work on the project, the project design has been changed at 11 different points.


    As a result, work on several sections of the project has yet to get underway such as work on the Gulbahar flyover.

    The government had initially decided to build a BRT corridor here at ground level. However, the designers later realised that this would rob Gulbahar and Sikandpur residents of key U-turns while the existing Arbab Sikandar Khan Khalil flyover would lose its utility. The design was hence altered.

    Green Line BRTS faces delay due to design change

    Similarly, work on the Level-II Pir Zakori Bridge has yet to start. Construction of the elevated corridor in Tehkal was decided months after the civil work on the project kicked-off.

    Later, with work on an underpass at Aman Chowk almost complete, it had to be dismantled and rebuilt owing to design flaws. Moreover, the government has now decided to make a station at Karkhano Market.

    Officials working on the project say that the constant changes in the design are not only delaying the project but are also adding to its cost.

    “At the moment, the cost is still Rs49.3 billion, but it will certainly increase by about a billion or more because of the additional elevated portions which were added later,” the official said, adding that even with everyone working on the project being pushed to their limit, the April 20 deadline seems almost impossible to meet.

    “Officials have started to squabble in meetings as the deadline looms,” said a senior government official dealing the matter. He pointed to a brawl between the PDA director general and DIG traffic during a recent meeting on devising a traffic management plan.


    The official divulged that an irate DIG Traffic had turned around to lambast PDA chief of focusing on BRT project and completing it as soon as possible.

    “People have started to realise that the deadline is not going to be met, thus they have started skipping meetings,” said the official.

    PDA admits delays

    Meanwhile, PDA Director General Israrul Haq has admitted that the project is facing delays and that people should not expect it before May 20, a month over its prescribed deadline.

    “Our deadline for the contractor is April 20, and we are pushing [hard] to achieve it. If it gets late it will not be more than a month,” Haq said as he insisted that they were doing all they can to meet the deadline.

    Referring to the changes, Haq termed them as ‘minor’.

    “You make changes even while building a small bathroom in your home, this, though, is a mega project and it will certainly undergo structural changes,” he stated matter-of-factly.

    The PDA chief added that work on the Pir Zakori Bridge is expected to start in a day or two and the project will be completed within three months. However, he was quick to clarify that the bridge is not a part of BRT, thus it will not affect that project’s overall completion deadline.

    He also admitted that the cost of the BRT project will rise due to the design changes, but he tried to downplay them by terming them ‘nominal escalation which promises more benefits’.

    Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2018.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1659178/1-many-cooks-design-changes-delay-project/
     
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    i am from Lahore believe me no one really appreciate this skunk A$$ project in lahore or anywhere els in Pakistan karachi deserve more than lahore but hey they have their ways to loot our money. i have heard in 5 years we will have to spend almost same amount of money for reparing cuz everything is in it is low of the lowest grade.
     
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    On what cost.

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    Shehbaz’s election as PML-N president acknowledgement of his hard work, says Chinese ambassador

    • Yao Jing hopes Shehbaz's election will improve the relationship between the PML-N and the Communist Party of China
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    LAHORE – China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Saturday congratulated Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

    “It is an acknowledgement of CM Shehbaz’s capabilities and untiring hard work,” the top Chinese diplomat in the country said as the duo discussed matters of mutual interest, the promotion of Pakistan-China relationships, development on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and the expansion of ties between the PML-N and the Communist Party of China.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Chinese envoy said the relationship between the PML-N and the Communist Party of China was improving and he hoped that it would further improve in the future under the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif.

    Inviting CM Shehbaz to the conference of the international political parties in China, the ambassador said Shehbaz’s participation would be an honour for the leadership of China.

    Shehbaz, on the occasion, highlighted the PML-N and the Communist Party of China were traditional friendly parties. “China is a trusted friend of Pakistan and the leadership of China has proved its love for Pakistan through the CPEC that is a game changer for the region,” he said, adding that the friendship between Pakistan and China was something the country was proud of.

    He also thanked the leadership of China for their best wishes over his election as the head of the PML-N.

    Chinese General Long Ding Bin, senior leader of the PML-N Khwaja Ahmed Hassan and other concerned officials were also present during the meeting.

    https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pak...ent-of-his-hard-work-says-chinese-ambassador/