Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed to complete the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project within the time line under all circumstances. He warned against any delay adding that his government would not compromise on the timely completion of this project.
He was presiding over a meeting on rapid bus transit Peshawar at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. Provincial Minister for Finance, Taimoor Saleem Jhagra, spokesman of provincial government Ajmal Khan Wazir, Chief Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch, Additional Chief Secretary Shahzad Bangash, Secretary Finance Shakeel Qadir, DG PDMA, consultants, contractors and other concerned attended. The Chief Minister briefed about the pace of progress on different feeding routes, flyovers and the main corridor. The civil work on the BRT was near to completion and the intelligence transportation system was being installed in all bus stations. The problems and hurdles in the Bus Rapid Transit have already been taken care of. The entire project was heading towards completion. The work force in all stations have been completed and the feeding routes and Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit main corridor to be completed within the time line would be handed over to Trans Peshawar company, the meeting was informed.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister directed for the accelerated completion of all bus stations, the main corridor of Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit along with the feeding routes adding that it was a unique project having multiple features that would give one solution to all traffic problems in Peshawar. The project would have to be completed with the already decided time tag, he added. He said that the people of Peshawar suffered because of the project but it is not a big price for a solution to the long time complicated traffic congestions in Peshawar. The government was committed to the early completion of the project and the allied facilities of the BRT would facilitate the people to the maximum. He directed to constantly monitor the pace of work on BRT and he would never allow any delay whatsoever. He said that he was well aware of the problems that the people suffered because of this project but he was also aware of the fruit, benefit and utility of this unique project and it was the only way out to address to the ever growing traffic congestion in Peshawar. More importantly it would add to the beautification of Peshawar city, he added.