Another 30 new buses have arrived in Pakistan from China for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Peshawar.
A BRT spokesman said that 30 new BRT buses have reached Pakistan from China. Several of the 30 new buses are in Peshawar, which will soon be added to the route.
He said that the new buses have 18 meters of diesel hybrid technology. With the addition of new buses, the total number of buses in BRT will increase to 158.
Responding to a question, the spokesperson said that the new buses would provide more convenience to the citizens. This is good news for the people of Peshawar.
The arrival of new buses will reduce congestion and more passengers will be able to take advantage of this facility.
It is to be noted that a few days ago, the roofs of BRT started dripping due to heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while several incidents of fire have also occurred due to short circuit in buses.
According to opposition leaders, the BRT project is the most expensive project in the country.
The cornerstone of the project was laid on October 19, 2017, but the project was delayed due to repeated changes in the project and its design. The length of the main corridor included in this project is 27 km.
The corridor of the bus project starts from Chamkani at the confluence of Nowshera and Peshawar and extends to Karkhano Market at the other end of Peshawar.
The bus project includes three terminals and 31 stations. The project has three depots at Chamkani, Dabgri and Hayatabad. A separate track was also designed for cycling on the track.