PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday inaugurated the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a flagship project of the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Information about the work of this project was given after the inauguration. He was accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak and other government officials.
PM Khan said projects like BRT would improve the living standards of the common man. “INSHALLAH, this project will be a boon to the common people,” he said. In addition to solving traffic problems in the city, BRT said hybrid buses will reduce pollution.
The Prime Minister also inspected the buses and ticketing system and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for the passengers.
The bus project was built at a cost of about Rs 70 billion. About 340,000 ordinary people get safe, comfortable and affordable travel on luxury buses every day. The BRT is a 27.5 km long main corridor track with 31 stations, with an additional 62 kg with 146 stops on seven feeder routes with hundreds of thousands of passengers daily.
The ex-Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, who had set a six-month deadline to complete the project at a cost of Rs 49 billion, started work on the bus project in October 2017. However, the project was often delayed due to changes and other issues, which led to an increase in project costs.