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chowk

(tʃaʊk)
(in the Indian subcontinent) n
1. (Commerce) (often in place names) a marketplace or market area: Vijay Chowk.
2. (often in place names) a marketplace or market area: Vijay Chowk.
3. a courtyard
4. a road junction or roundabout
[from Hindi cauk]
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Murree Road diversions would be at Rialto Chowk, Liaquat Bagh, Committee Chowk Underpass, Naz Cinema Chowk, Rawal Road Turn, Double Road, Gungmandi near city Police Station and at other main chowks of the city.
The CTO urged the citizens to use alternative routes including Airport Road, Rialto Chowk, Tippu Road, Rawal Road and Murree Road ahead of Chandi Chowk to reach Islamabad.
MULTAN -- Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Multan would plant 5500 saplings at metro bus route.In a statement here Tuesday, Director General PHA Kosar Khan said that seven chowks including Vehari chowk, Dolat Gate, Qasim Fort chowk, Chungi No 9, Bahauddin Zakariya University chowk and two others at metro bus route, have been handed over to PHA authorities for landscaping.
She added that work was continue at BZU chowk and a beautiful fountain was being installed there.
The CTO informed that the main procession route, DAV college Chowk, Fowara Chowk, Raja Bazaar, Bansaa Wala Chowk and Buni Chowk would be barricaded and no vehicular traffic would be allowed to go ahead from these Chowks.
Sources said that other chowks of Rawalpindi city where traffic mess creates problems for people will also be made signal free.
RAWALPINDI -- Decision has been taken to make Liaqat Bagh chowk and Mareer chowk signal free in order to allay traffic pressure.
Murree Road diversions would be at Rialto Chowk, Liaquat Bagh, Committee Chowk underpass, Naz Cinema Chowk, Rawal Road Turn, Double Road, Gungmandi, Novalti Chowk, Akbar Hotel, near City police station and at other main Chowks of the city.
City Traffic Officer (CTO) Khurrum Shoaib Janbaz said that citizens can use Airport road, Rialto Chwok ,Tipu Road, Rawal Road and Murree Road ahead of Chandni Chowk to reach Islamabad.
RAWALPINDI -- Lack of traffic wardens on several chowks in Rawalpindi cantt and city have led to sheer violations of traffic and traffic jams on one way traffic specific roads.
They are seen performing duties on VIP traffic chowks including Mareer chowk, district Kutchery, GPO, M.H, Riyalto, Naz cinema, Fowara, Gawalmandi and bank road.
In this regard CTO told that at seven model intersections which are Rialto chowk, Liaqat Bagh chowk, Rawal road turn chowk, Lalial Chowk, PAF chowk, Katchehry chowk and TMO chowk a warden would be deployed as Intersection incharge and other wardens would also be deployed.