Work on Pe­shawar’s BRT project in full swing

The Gulf Today - Business - - REGION -

PE­SHAWAR: Work on the Bus Rapid Tran­sit (BRT) project in Pak­istan’s north­west city of Pe­shawar has started in full swing as the mega project launched by the Pak­istan Tehreek-e-in­saf (Pti)-led provin­cial gov­ern­ment would over­come the prob­lem of pub­lic trans­port in the city and ease traf­fic con­ges­tion.

An of­fi­cial of the Pe­shawar De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (PDA) said that the work on the BRT was be­ing car­ried out on war foot­ings.

The of­fi­cial said that work on the project would be car­ried out day and night. He said the work­force would have three shifts to com­plete the project in time.

The con­tracts for the BRT project have been awarded to ex­pe­ri­enced com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Crg21-maq­bool Cal­sons JV and two other com­pa­nies that have enough ex­pe­ri­ence as they have al­ready worked in Is­lam­abad and Lahore metro bus ser­vices.

An of­fi­cial of the com­pany said that lat­est ma­chin­ery was be­ing used in the project.

The of­fi­cial said his com­pany had ex­pe­ri­enced en­gi­neers and skilled work­force to com­plete the project in time.

He said the project would be com­peted as per its sched­ule, adding, the project had three sec­tors for smooth flow of traf­fic in the city.

The BRT project would help re­solve traf­fic con­ges­tion in the provin­cial cap­i­tal. The 26 kilo­me­tre project hav­ing 31 sta­tions would be run­ning about 14.9km at grade, about 6km at el­e­vated level and some 4.9km through tun­nel.

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