LAHORE - A survey conducted by B.Sc. Transportation Engineering Department final year students of UET Lahore, suggests that a standard space of 3.7 to 5.6 m2 per pedestrian should be provided at the sidewalks in Lahore.

Titled, “Study of level of service of pedestrian’s sidewalks in Lahore” and conducted under the supervision of Dr. Zahra Batool, the students took observations regarding sidewalks for pedestrians at different places in Lahore city-Mall Road, Gulab Devi Hospital, Ichraa and Ferozpur Road.

At some places, the requirements of sidewalks for pedestrians were found to be as per specific standards providing the comfortable space for the flow of pedestrians. In front of Gulab Devi Hospital, a space of 5.06 m2 is available which is sufficient for the pedestrians, while at some places the pedestrians are walking in the worse conditions, e.g. at Bagh-e-Jinnah, the space available to each pedestrian is .847 m2 instead of 3.7-5.6 m2,. The study suggests that keeping in mind specific standard at least a space of 3.7 to 5.6 m2 per pedestrian should be provided according to specific standards.


LAHORE  - OUR STAFF REPORTER - Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) team won Global Business Challenge (GBC) and was awarded with a cash price of Rs 60,000. This national level competition was organised in Islamabad by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and sponsored by Barclays.

The LCWU team also won the “Best Business Report” award with a cash price of Rs15,000. All four members were awarded with scholarship of two weeks business course in London School of Business and Finance in UK.

 The winning team will be going to compete in Mumbai, India for Global Final 2014 in August this year representing their country in the battle for the Global Champion title.

Head of Management Sciences Department LCWU Professor Talat Shahid told that regional level competitions were held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. She said that 246 teams were registered in Lahore region. Four teams were short listed out of them three were from Department of Management Sciences, LCWU. The regional level competition was won by LCWU team BBA (Semester IV) to participate at National level competition which was also took away by BBA (Semester IV) as a victory across Pakistan. In the national level competition, LCWU team competed with IBA Karachi, NUST Islamabad and FAST Islamabad.