Peshawar BRT to buy 86 state-of-the-art new buses from China
ISLAMABAD, Mar. 23: Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will purchase 86 state-of-the-art new buses from China to operate more feeder routes to facilitate people of the provincial capital, Gwadar Pro reported on Wednesday quoting official sources.
Peshawar BRT said in a statement that ‘The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)’ had obtained the International Sustainable Transport Award and this landmark achievement was the reflection of the vision of people-oriented policies of the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw provincial government.
“Peshawar BRT would purchase 86 State-of-the-art new buses from China to operationalize more feeder routes on time,” the statement added.
Peshawar BRT stated that keeping in view the increasing popularity and utility of BRT, the number of buses and feeder routes of BRT would be further increased so that the entire population of Peshawar could benefit from this modern transport facility.
“After the arrival of 86 new buses, a total of 244 buses would be in the fleet of BRT buses. More feeder routes will start soon,” the statement explained.
Later on Monday afternoon, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance and Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw provincial government had approved six more feeder routes for BRT to facilitate a maximum number of people and provide them with the best travelling facilities in the provincial capital.
He remarked that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had approved new feeder routes that include Hayatabad Phase 1 extension, Nasirbagh Road including Regi Model Town (RMT), Chamkani – Jhagra, Pabbi, Warsak Road, Khyber Road and Charsadda Road.
Jhagra noted that BRT had truly become the nucleus of Peshawar’s transport system. “The more the BRT expands, the more cost effective it will get. It will also reduce Peshawar’s carbon emissions and provide clean, high quality transport to more than 900,000 residents in Peshawar,” he contended.
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