Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Wednesday, announced its decision to suspend Peshawar Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service on a temporary basis.
According to details, BRT Peshawar services will be suspended on a temporary basis due to safety concerns till the conclusion of a technical review by the government.
Muhammad Omair – Spokesperson TransPeshawar, has said that a safety review will be conducted to ensure the safety of the passengers.
The safety review will be conducted by the manufacturer company itself.
Peshawar BRT services will be restored after the comprehensive investigation and inspection of all buses is cleared from technical angles.
The development comes as various incidents and accidents have been reported in a short time period since the inauguration of Peshawar BRT on August 13th last month.
BRT project spans over 27.5 kilometers with additional 62 kilometers of feeder routes. It comprises of 31 stations and 146 stops.
People will have to use ZU-BRT cards for the service. The cards can be purchased from the ticket counter or machines. And they will have to be recharged. Fares for BRT ranges from Rs 10 to Rs 50 – depending on the destination and distance traveled
A total of 220 buses have been imported, of which 92 will be used on the primary route, whereas 128 will cater seven feeder routes.
Meanwhile, the government has already sold 60,000 ZU-BRT cards for the BRT project which is expected to cater around 300,000 passengers on a daily basis.