In October last year, Pervez Khattak CM KPK inaugurated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Peshawar. He claimed that the project will be completed in six months time. Furthermore, he also said that the project will help 400,000 travelers to commute.
As of yet, we don’t know the exact date of the launch of Bus Rapid Transit project but some pictures of Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus have been revealed. Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus is made in China specifically for Peshawar’s BRT project.
Here are the pictures of Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus that will be used in Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit Project.
At the time of the inauguration of the project, CM KPK said, “We promised to provide best means of transportation to the people and the project will be completed in six months.” He further claimed the project will be “cheaper than similar projects undertaken by other provinces.”
Furthermore, he said, “The project will earn enough to pay back loans.”
It is also pertinent to mention here National Geographic TV will video-graph the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Peshawar. A team will be sent to the provincial capital of KPK to video-graph the mega project.
Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) Director General, Israrul Haq informed, “It is also the biggest BRT in Pakistan to-date. Once completed, we would present BRT Peshawar for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records due to its fast-paced completion.”
In Peshawar, people have different views & opinions about this project. Some are quite frustrated with the traffic situation of the city due to this project. Others are looking at the long-term benefits. THey feel that Bus Rapid Transit project in Peshawar will provide affordable & convenient transport facilities to the public along with creating job opportunities in the area.