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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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ISLAMABAD METROPOLITAN AREA | Public Transport

Rs.30bn for metro bus

ISLAMABAD, Jun 19: The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus project would be launched in November and Rs30 billion have already been allocated for it, a senior official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) said on Wednesday.

CDA Traffic Engineering Director Azam Lodhi said the Asian Development Bank had already completed the pre-feasibility study of the project. “The final feasibility report will be completed by next month and tenders will soon be floated in the international media,” he said.

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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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says, will reduce the public transport by half in the federal capital.

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) said it has begun preparations to start a Metro bus service in Islamabad in line with the directive of the federal government.

Sources say that the bus service will be available from all four directions of the city. One route will be from Rwat to Faisalabad. The second will be between G-11 Sector to Pak Secretariat.

The third metro bus will run from Rawalpindi Saddar to Faizabad Interchange while the fourth bus, which will be plying from I-11 Sector, will be linked with the main route through Zero Point Interchange.

Sources say that 80 buses will be brought on roads in the first phase. The number of vehicles plying in the capital will be reduced to half.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:50 PM   #5
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Old January 31st, 2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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Oh it's interesting - an elevated bus loop? Why?
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Old January 31st, 2014, 03:45 PM   #7
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What else would you suggest at the end of the elevated line?
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What else would you suggest at the end of the elevated line?
Oh it was stupid question
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I like the elevated bus loop. But what would be better is if the whole BRT system was a loop, like Chengdu.
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Roads in Rawalpindi are narrow so BRT will have elevated track there
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In Islamabad roads are much wider
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I like the elevated bus loop. But what would be better is if the whole BRT system was a loop, like Chengdu.
Maybe it will be. We don't know what the Isloo end looks like yet.

I suppose we'll find out soon enough, though, with completion scheduled in 2015. Even if there's schedule slippage, that's still really fast.

I'm picking through the Pakistani threads looking for pics and other stuff that might be relevant...

Chandni Chowk flyover, 403m long, located here on Murree Road (a.k.a Benazir Bhutto Road), almost in line with the airport runway you see on the route map. A broad corridor that still is just about fully utilized, though I suppose the new line could fly over (or beside?) the flyover:


Murree Road again, here:
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Would this be Pakistan's first true urban transit system?
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Would this be Pakistan's first true urban transit system?
There was a urban railway system since 1960s which was closed in 1999 in karachi.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karachi_Circular_Railway

Lahore BRT was opened in February 2013.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lahore_bus_rapid_transit

CHeck out Lahore's BRT here

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1590651
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Would this be Pakistan's first true urban transit system?
Construction of Lahore metro is about to start
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Rawalpindi—Commissioner Rawalpindi Division and Director General (DG), Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), Zahid Saeed has said that all steps for pre-qualification of contractors in connection with Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project (MBP) has been taken strictly in accordance with the laws/rules and principles of transparency.

He said that the pre-qualification criteria for the project is based on PPRA rule 16 which requires to ensure that only technically and financially capable firms having technical managerial capacity have been invited to submit bids and that such pre-qualification should be based on the capacity of the interested parties to satisfactorily performing the services or works.

While clarifying and responding to certain reservations of Transparency International about the project, DG, RDA, who is also Project Director of Metro Bus Project, said that PPRA rules have fixed the criteria for the contractors under rule 17.

He disclosed that the project has been divided into six to seven groups for the purpose of construction so that it may be completed as per schedule and these packages range from Rs 4.1 billion to 5.25 billion.

The project included various bridges, fly overs, under passes and road work and it is to be executed on the busiest traffic route starting from Mall Road near Flashman Hotel and ending at Faizabad in Rawalpindi for its integration to the 9th Avenue through IJP Road further leading to its destination to Pak Secretariat. For this reason, technically and financially competent contractors are required who may complete the work in accordance with the fixed construction standard and timeframe and this aspect has been kept in view, he added.

Zahid Saeed said that no compromise would be made on selection of contractors in terms of their technical and financial competence. He further mentioned that Pakistan Engineering Council has also fixed criteria of experience and procedure for pre-qualification of the contractors for such mega and complicated projects.

Similarly, NHA has also laid down criteria for pre-qualification of the contractors for the construction of fly-overs and under passes. He said that appointment of M/S NESPAK is also under PPRA rule 45 (5 & 6).

He disclosed that as the entire project including Islamabad portion is being constructed by RDA, therefore, PPRA rules will be applicable for the whole project.
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26-km Metro track will be elevated in Pindi, on ground in Islamabad


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - Islamabad—Chief Minister of the Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will visit Rawalpindi every week to personally supervise the in-time completion of Rs30 billion mega Pindi-Islamabad Metro Bus project. “The CM will be given a briefing every week in all the coming 10 months, the stipulated time period for the project starting from March 1, 2014” confirmed a senior official of the District Administration Tuesday. The groundbreaking of the project will take place on Feb 28. First Metro Bus will be on track on December 28, 2014, this year, he said.

The ruling party is seeing the project as a landmark in the city’s history and hopes by giving this gift to the residents of the city it will be able to regain its lost seats for the National and Provincial Assemblies. According to the District Government’s official, the project will significantly ease the huge traffic pressure on the city’s main artery i.e. Murree Road (Benazir Bhutto Road). At present the city is witnessing the worst traffic jams due to massive influx on the BB Road from all sides.

It may be mentioned the Pindi-Islamabad Metro Project will be completed one month earlier than the Lahore’s Metro Project. Lahore Metro was completed in record eleven months and according to the official, when the project managers suggest a similar deadline for the Pindi Metro Bus, Shahbaz Sharif disagreed saying, “Since we have the expertise of the Lahore Project we should complete it in Rawalpindi in shorter period i.e. ten months.”

December 28, 2014 is the date for inauguration of the Metro Bus, said the official. The chief minister has made it clear there would be no delay in the deadline, he said. Pakistan Observer has learnt that Commissioner Rawalpindi Division who is also Director General (DG), Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), Zahid Saeed has been assigned the task. Saeed has to his credit the successful execution of Lahore Metro Project. He has been brought to Rawalpindi for this specific purpose.

To a question, the official said Metro Pindi-Islamabad Track starts from Saddar, Flashman Hotel and ends at the Pak Secretariat. From Flashman to Faizabad it will be constructed on elevated route. The 8.6 km distance (from Saddar to Faizabad) will be covered in 15 minutes. At present it is being covered in 1 hour or a little less. From Faizabad the track turns left on the IJP Road (again elevated) and then towards right on the Agha Shahi Avenue (9th Avenue) Islamabad. In Islamabad however, Metro’s route will be on ground and it will cover some 14.5 km distance up to the Pak Secretariat.
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It will serve both Rawalpindi and Islamabad
The twin cities
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