BRT holds another test drive in Peshawar



Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Sunday has arranged another test drive in Peshawar. According to details, Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Local Government and Rural Development, Kamran Khan Bangash also participated in the test drive of the project.
Talking to media, the special assistant told that the project will soon be inaugurated by the CM. It is to be mentioned here that only six percent work was done on the Peshawar BRT project in last six months due to delay in issuance of funds to the contractors. The mega project of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government – which was started during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s previous term in the province – has been surrounded by controversies and problems since the beginning.
The initial estimated cost of the project was Rs 49 billion which has now surged to Rs 68 billion. The government has decided to conduct a forensic audit of the planned undertaking through the Asian Development Bank (ADB). However, it has been learnt that people will not get benefit from the project as no subsidy will be provided to the masses that will pay Rs 5 per kilometer.—INP