U-turn


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U-turn

a sudden reversal of government ECONOMIC POLICY, often resulting from some unforeseen event (such as the oil price increases of 1973 and 1979, and the depreciation of the UK pound in 1992) or a rethink of a particular policy initiative that has failed to have its desired effect.
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All vehicles moving on Murree Road to TM Road will be diverted on Lasania U-turn towards Saifullah Lodhi Road.
Road users coming from Doha towards Bu Samra can take a right turn to Al-Sidr Intersection, than make a U-turn and make a right turn to reach Salwa Road.
By 6 a.m., motorists from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) en route to Fairview must take the zipper lane on the center island in front of the U-turn slot at Home Depot, and pass through the inner lanes.
Motorists coming from Quezon Memorial Circle to Fairview should take zipper lane at the island breaker in front of Home Depot U-turn slot and take inner lanes.
In the name of safety, I expect the traffic police to close this u-turn or speed breakers should be put up to avoid them.
MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the U-turn slot in Commonwealth in front of CW Home Depot shall be relocated to the area of Tandang Sora and Luzon flyover on 12:00 am Sunday, June 30.
PML-N slams PTI govt's U-turn on tax amnesty scheme
Approximately 20 miles away from the drill site the rig made a U-turn and headed on the same track it came from when leaving Cromarty.
For example, drivers coming to the intersection on Andrews Street from the west who want to head north on Route 51, will first have to turn south, or right, enter into a left lane, and make a "U-turn" into the northbound lane of the highway.
In a press release for the newest episode of the CBS competition series, it was revealed that teams will face a Double U-Turn during the show's first ever trip to Laos.
KARACHI -- U-Turn on Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) leading to vegetable market (Sabzi Mandi) Karachi was being improved to ensure smooth flow of traffic and to control road accidents.
But, on the other hand, disappointment and u-turn have become the identity of the government here.