PM Imran inaugurates Peshawar BRT Project

Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the flagship project of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project on Thursday.

Addressing participants, Imran said that the Peshawar BRT is one of country’s best and high-level project which will benefit the people of Peshawar. “In the beginning, I had reservations on the project but I was wrong,” remarked the PM.

He added the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government kept the ticket price low so everyone could afford it.” He mentioned the BRT will benefit low-income people and students.

“BRT will have an impact in Peshawar as the city has one main artery that stretches from GT Road to Hayatabad, which chokes when there is pressure, resulting in traffic gridlocks for hours which causes pollution and petrol wastage,” he pointed out.

The BRT, built at the cost around Rs70 billion, will bring revolution in the provincial capital’s transport system as approximately 340,000 common people will enjoy a safe, comfortable and affordable travel in luxury buses on daily basis.

The BRT is a 27.5 kilometer-long main corridor track with 31 stations, besides seven feeder routes of total 62 kilometers with 146 stops to facilitate hundreds of thousands of passengers every day.

Meanwhile, the prime minister also inaugurated ‘Ehsas Nashonuma’ Program in Bara area of District Khyber.

Ehsaas Nashonuma is the first anti stunting program in the country’s history. The budget of this year program is Rs8.52 billion.

Under the program, the deserving families will be provided with nutritious food along with quarterly stipend Rs2,000 for girls and Rs1,500 for boys. In the first phase, 33 Nashonuma centers will be established in nine districts of the country.