Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday inaugurated the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) flagship project, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).
Prime Minister Imran Khan got a briefing on the functioning of the project after the inauguration.
He was accompanied by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and other government officials on the occasion.
The bus project has been built at a cost of around Rs70 billion. Around 340,000 common people will enjoy safe, comfortable, and affordable travel in luxury buses on a daily basis.
The BRT is a 27.5 kilometer-long main corridor track with 31 stations, besides seven feeder routes of a total of 62 kilometers with 146 stops to facilitate hundreds of thousands of passengers every day.
Work on the bus project was launched in Oct 2017 by the then chief minister, Pervez Khattak, who set six months deadline for its completion at a cost of Rs49 billion. However, the project suffered delays due to the frequent design changes and other issues, pushing up the project cost.