Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has finally reached completion and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Minister for Defence Pervaiz Khattak, Religious Affairs Minister Pir Nurul Haq Qadri, KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and senior officials attended the ceremony.
PM said that BRT would address the issue of traffic congestion in Peshawar as the problem at the city’s main artery had been resolved. Besides a main track of 27 kilometers, the project consisted of 60 km feeder routes that would connect almost whole of Peshawar to the BRT project.Peshawer BRT is using Diesel-Electric Plug-In Hybrid buses which would help reduce the pollution levels in the city.
According to Radio Pakistan, the project, built at a cost of Rs70 billion, is a 27.5 kilometre-long corridor track with 31 stations and seven feeder routes stretching 62km with 146 stops to facilitate thousands of passengers every day,.