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My name is Nabeel Zafar. I am a business and islamic studies student. Live in Bahria Town, Lahore. more details later...

Chaman Reopened Today

Few days back, I’ve told you about closing of Chaman Ice cream in Bahria Town Lahore. Well they have opened their shop today. It is pretty much empty today. They are also missing some of their most running ice cream flavors. Moreover their bakery space is also empty right now.

Why Closed?

According to Chaman Ice cream; they were doing their routine business. Punjab Food Authority came to their factory and outlets to check the ice cream on monthly bases. Do their formality work and give them clean chit.

This time Punjab Food Authority came to the outlets and directly close it without any testing. They took the samples and seal their outlets until the results of ice cream came out. Punjab Food Authority kept the Chaman Ice cream closed for almost two weeks and now they have given approval today to reopen the shops.

Owner of Chaman Ice cream was pretty much annoyed because of this unlawful action by Punjab Food Authority. Well this is the Chaman side of story.

Flavors Not Available

Most favorite three flavors; Pista Badam, Kulfa and Pistachio is not available right now. According to Chaman, these flavors are in production and will be in shops within couple of days. Meanwhile you can enjoy with other flavors of Chaman Ice Cream.

Chaman is Closed

Chaman Ice cream is closed from a long time. Firstly I thought that there business is not running in Bahria Town Lahore so they have planned to shut down their branch.

I was in this confusion but then I get to know that Punjab Food Authority has closed all Chaman branches.

It won’t be wrong if I say that ‘Chaman is one of the most famous ice cream of Pakistan’ This was the product we can proud at. They were suppose to maintain the quality and focus on cleanliness.

Hope to see them back in business soon with maintaining good quality.

Perfect Time To Visit Rose Garden

Specialty of Rose Garden are roses.

Roses blossom in spring.

This is Spring.

Update on Jan 12, 2019: I get excited after looking so many flowers in Rose Garden so I said above that ‘this is Spring’. I’m sorry for that, this is not Spring, it’s winter right now, but Spring is just around the corner. January end and February is considered as Spring start in Pakistan. I’ve seen yesterday that there are many many more flowers are ready to blossom with in a month. Hope to see more flowers in February than right now.

Whole park is full of beautiful roses of different colors. Others flowers are also complementing the roses. This is the perfect time to visit Rose Garden. Have picnic over there or take your kids for swings and slide.

Barbecue is also an option at night which they have already arranged a setup. Bahria management has put a few grill stands (angethi) over there. Take charcoal, bring your meat to grill and start right away.

Morning Time:

Morning time is filled up with people doing walk and jogging in Rose Garden. It has a lovely 1 km jogging track (though according to many devices which note distances; that track in not more than 0.9 km). Still it is the longest jogging track we have in Bahria Town Lahore. Roses and flowers make the morning time more pleasant.

At night times, lights lit up the jogging track. Bahria turn off the light at 10 pm. Many people find night time more convenient for walk and jogging as well.

Open Air Gym:

Bahria management has installed some of the open air machines for exercise. You can stretch and do cardio exercises over there.

Share your experiences with rose garden in below comments section.

New Fresh Meat, Fruits And Vegetable Shop

The Great Mall is a grocery store in Bahria Town. It is famous because of less price and beautiful building. It is situated near to Bahria Golf and Country Club. Now they have taken initiative of fresh meat, fruits and vegetables with the name of TGM Taza.

TGM TAZA:

TGM TAZA is about having fresh meat, fruits and vegetables. TGM has started all these products in their already existing place for a while ago. It is going good and now they have decided to give this section a proper space and name.

This will help to expand their already existing setup of fresh meat, fruits and vegetables.

Other Options:

We already have few shops like these but they all are sub standard. One good effort is done by Organic Shop though they haven’t work on their core specialty of Organic products. They haven’t place the organic products till now.

Secondly these both shops have a long distance and will serve the different areas.

Thirdly I’ve seen complaining about the freshness of products in Organic Shop. Let’s see how TGM TAZA will serve their customers.

When To Start:

TGM is planning to start this expansion from this weekend. We’ll have a good option in less price fresh vegetables, fruits and meat in a nice environment. Hope to see good results and healthy service to people of Bahria Town.

Cock N Bull Opening Soon

Cock ‘n’ Bull is one of the best shawarma restaurant chain. It has many branches in Lahore including Johar Town, Model Town and DHA branch. I love this brand shawarma because of their white sauce.

Location:

It is situated on main boulevard, Sector C commercial zone. It is right next to Mega Brands shoe outlet, near to Bank of Punjab.

Right now they haven’t place the board over there.

When To Open:

Right now we don’t know the exact dates but they have placed the billboard on Jaliana Gate. Hope to see the opening soon.

 

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Entrance And Exit Of Bahria Town

There is hell of a mess at entrance and exit of Bahria Town. Main Canal Road has a huge traffic block at Shahkam chowk. People spend some times hours to pass through the Shahkam Chowk.

Jaliana Gate:

Bahria has started to make out most of what it already have. Bahria is working on Jaliana exit. Bahria made few changes at that side to bring ease to people.

  1. Bahria opened one more gate at Jaliana side
  2. Bahria take down the corner place (where you have to pass one by one). Now both side traffic can move at a same time.
  3. Bahria carpeted the road where needed.
  4. Bahria construct a road to Dream Gardens bridge.
  5. Bahria place there guards at Bridge so traffic can move one by one.

Above changes has made a good traffic flow but still we require much to happen.

Canal Road Construction:

Bahria is leveling up the Canal Road. For few days traffic is moving one way or through the other side of Canal. Much work is done and less is remain. Hope we’ll get a clear road in couple of days.

Golf Exit or Mirza Chowk Entrance:

Many people have also started to use the Golf exit which go through the Nargis block. That passage is clear, connect you with Raiwind Road by passing through the BNU (Beaconhouse National University).

Bahria has constructed the carpeted road where required and you save much of your time if you have to move through that side of the city.

Conclusion:

Though we have three above mentioned exits but still the Shahakam Chowk is most important one. Govt. has approved a bridge on Defense Road which we hope to see constructed within this year. I guess that will ease down the load, until then we have to make a good use of other exits which are quite maintained now.

Bahria Orchard Phase 4

There is much fuzz in property market of Bahria Town about the Bahria Orchard Phase 4. Every dealer is booking the plots over there. Bahria Town is booking plots from their offices as well. Bahria  has also promoted this project by itself.

Bahria Town has just now released the map of Bahria Orchard Phase 4. Above is the picture of map. It is a huge map and property dealers of Bahria has lot to do for coming couple of years.

Investment Tip:

If you wan’t to invest in Bahria Orhcard Phase 4, then go for 1 Kanal plots. 1 Kanal plots are limited in number. Good in location.

Check out the quick short analysis of Bahria Orchard Phase 4 map at this link.

Barbecue At Rose Garden

Bahria Management has given a place to do your barbecue without any hassle. You don’t have to bring anything. Come with your meat and you’ll get all other things from Bahria Canteen.

You’ll get coal, grills, disposable plates, glasses etc. from Bahria Canteen on cash payment.

Bahria Canteen:

I was wondering what Bahria management is constructing in between of Rose Garden. Now I’ve come to know that it is canteen. However I believe it is not active but will be soon. We’ve also come to know the purpose of this canteen.

McDonald’s Is Active Now

McDonald’s is functional now.Plus this is 24 hour branch. It will be good for us to visit any time but problem for houses nearby. They will face the commercial activity round the clock.

Construction Speed:

10 days ago, I was telling you that McDonald’s is under construction. Now they are ON. McDonald’s has constructed this massive building in such a short time that it is a record in Bahria Town. They have worked day and night and completed above building around 3 months approx.

Roop Singhar Opening Today

Roop Singhar is a famous cosmetic shop. It’s most famous shop is in liberty market, though it has other branches as well.

I’ve seen gents variety on Roop Singhar’s road hoardings but mostly it will be ladies shop. I guess ladies will be pleased to have this specialty cosmetic shop in Bahria Town Lahore.

Location:

It is situated in Sector-C commercial zone. Right in front of Jasmine Mall.

Edited: Sorry, there ain’t any discount offer mentioned on any promotion.