Peshawar’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) services are likely to be resumed from October 15th, claims spokesperson TransPeshawar.
As per details, the bus manufacturing company has submitted its report regrading fire incidents due to which the mass-transit service was suspended.
The manufacturer has recommended the resumption of bus services as the electrical wirings have been made more robust so that they are less prone to accidents and fires, said the TransPeshawar spokesperson.
The development comes as earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government had suspended BRT Peshawar services citing safety concerns over increasing fire incidents.
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.