PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Saturday approved the implementation and construction plan for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Peshawar.
He further directed that all bottlenecks to the smooth entry of commuters at the main terminal in Chamkani should be removed.
The decision was issued during a two-item agenda meeting at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Saturday.
The development of commercial areas and buses under the Bus Rapid Transit Peshawar project were developed.
The meeting decided that three staging facilities would be set up at Chamkani, Dabgari Garden and Hayatabad.
Apart from the three stations, the system would have a controlling centre, depots, washing area and workshop, parking and commercial areas.
The chief minister directed that funds should be immediately released for acquiring land to build the main bus terminal at Chamkani.
Khattak further said that plans for the overhead accesses to the main terminal should be smooth with no bottlenecks, adding that existing plans for the terminals and BRT should be implemented on the ground under the prescribed timeline.
Khattak also directed that that plans for BRT should keep in mind future public transport needs and demands. Moreover, the proposed main facilities should be developed on commercial lines so that the project can be self-sufficient.
He also asked for additional connectivity from the main terminal to the highway, N-5, for smooth entry and exit from the terminal.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2017.