PM Imran to inaugurate Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit today

PM Imran to inaugurate Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit today

Peshawar (Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the flagship project of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Thursday (today).

Addressing a press conference, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan announced that all the arrangements for the inauguration of BRT, project have been finalised.

Costing Rs 70 billion, the BRT project would provide safe, comfortable and affordable traveling experience to labourers, daily-wagers, students and employees.

The passengers will pay Rs 50 for a 45-minute journey between Hayatabad and Chamkani contrary to Rs 70 being charged by private transporters.

The BRT consists of a 27.5 kilometer-long main corridor track with 31 stations, besides seven feeder routes of total 62 kilometers with 146 stops to facilitate hundreds of thousands of passengers every day.

The inaugural ceremony is likely to be attended by Governors of Sindh and Khyber Pakhunkhwa, federal and provincial ministers, advisers and special assistants and other senior government officials.