BRT Peshawar may face delay of a month

BRT Peshawar may face delay of a month

During a briefing via video link Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government informed the Prime minister that opening of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Peshawar might be delayed by a month due to Corona Virus pandemic. The PM was informed that the entire civil works of the project had been completed.

Information available at the website of ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK regarding Status of Implementation Progress of BRT Peshawar states

“1. Core team of Trans-Peshawar already hired and is in place.  2. Hiring for remaining staff on-going.  3. Hiring of KPUMA staff has not started and is awaiting government approval,”

Talking about the cost of the BRT project, KP Information Minister Yousufzai said there the total cost of BRT Peshawar is Rs37 billion and, therefore, it is cheapest in all metro projects ever executed in the country. “In terms of length and other aspects of the BRT, it is the cheapest of all metros in the country,” he added.

The bus project, which was launched in October 2017, was initially to be completed in April 2018. However, the first deadline was missed. Thereafter, the project managers kept changing the launch dates from May 20 to June 30 to Dec 31 in 2018 and March 23, 2019.