CM approves construction of 27KM double track Mass Transit System

Peshawar: A high level meeting chaired by KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at CM Secretariat Peshawar approved construction of 27km double track highway and plying modern bus service on it under Peshawar Mass Transit System Corridor from Nasir Pur GT Road to Hayatabad Karkhano market.

This project, meeting east west longest ends of the city, will be completed under public private partnership with estimated cost of Rs.10 billion under the command of Mohsin Aziz, Industrialist and Vice Chairman Board of Investment and Trade (BoIT).

The 1st phase from Nasirpur to Peshawar Cantt will be completed in six months while the rest till Hayatabad in nine months. However Chief Minister directed for starting working both the phases simultaneously and completing it within deadline of one year.

This important corridor Rapid Transit System will have well facilitated bus stops at 22 places while its east west ends could be reached in less than one hour with comfort. 81 air conditioned buses would be plied on it through private company with nominal fare.

All the buses will reach its destination without any hurdle that will also reduce traffic problems on other roads of the city. The meeting also decided to allow ambulance and fire brigade vehicles on this corridor. It on completion would also give an aesthetic look that would also convert so many dirty places on both sides presently into beautiful spots.

Provincial Minister Amjad Afridi, Advisor to CM on Investment RafaqatUllah Babar, VC BoIT.

Mohsin Aziz, Industrialist Ghulam Sarwar Mohamand, Chief Secretary, Amjad Ali Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Khalid Pervez, SMBR Waqar Ayub, CM’s Principal Secretary Mohammad Ishfaq Khan, Secretaries of Finance, P&D, Housing, Transport, LG and other concerned departments attended the meeting.

The meeting took stock of various aspects of this crucial corridor of PRMTS and necessary decisions were taken. Chief Minister made clear that this project must be launched and completed under visionary planning so that it could prove successful and durable in all respects and besides facilitating and resolving transportation problems of the citizen, it could considerably add to beauty of the city.

He said that this project must be exemplary in respect of financial and time saving aspects and its completion must be ensured in shortest possible time. He directed for accelerating work on other corridors PRMTS.

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