Peshawar: Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to launch the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Peshawar project on August 13.
PM Khan will be joined by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan and others. It is expected that the long-awaited project will be launched on August 13 after six deadlines. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has also announced charges for BRT services.
The BRT project has 27.5 km of main track and 31 stations, while feeder routes are 62 km long and have 146 stops.
The main track is connected to seven different parts of the city so that people can travel in small buses from their areas to the main route. Three mega commercial plazas will be completed by June 2021, but bus parking areas are ready.
According to the documentation, the minimum bus fare for Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is Rs 15, while the regional government has fixed the maximum fare at Rs 50.
The Supreme Court on April 25 issued stay orders against the Peshawar High Court’s decision on the BRT Peshawar project. The PHC decision was challenged by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA). On November 14, PHC BRT ruled Peshawar and ordered the FIA to investigate the project and submit a report within 45 days.