Ci­ti­zens face dif­fi­cul­ties af­ter BRT ser­vice sus­pended own­ing to fire

Daily Messenger - - National -

PE­SHAWAR: The ci­ti­zens faced dif­fi­cul­ties in travel on Thurs­day af­ter Pe­shawar Bus-Tran­sit (BRT) ser­vices were sus­pended in the city fol­low­ing a fire in­ci­dent a day prior.

Ci­ti­zens reached var­i­ous bus stops in the morn­ing to avail the ser­vice, launched 33 days ago by

Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan, only to find “ser­vice sus­pended" boards hang­ing at the sta­tions.

Com­ment­ing on the mat­ter, a BRT spokesper­son said that the ser­vice got sus­pended af­ter four buses caught fire and added that the de­ci­sion has been made to en­sure the safety of pas­sen­gers.

“A five-mem­ber team has ar­rived from China to in­ves­ti­gate the faults in the ve­hi­cles,” the spokesper­son said, adding that the buses will re­sume op­er­a­tions af­ter clear­ance from the tech­ni­cal ex­perts.

Fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, about 128 BRT buses have been parked at the Chamkani De­pot.

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