Figure of daily travellers of BRT reaches 270,000

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The number of daily passengers travelling in the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a Metro system, has hit a peak figure of 270,000 of which about 70,000 are women with the Zu Peshawar Witnessed 45% Increase in Ridership In the year 2022. This was revealed by TransPeshawar , a company running the BRT in its Year-Ender Report

According to report 74 million passengers commuted on Zu Peshawar in 2022. Zu Peshawar also Integrated with Google Maps; Won 4 International Awards

Zu Peshawar, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT system of Peshawar witnessed continuous growth and increasing popularity in 2022.

This year, this one-of-its-kind, 3rd Generation BRT system witnessed significant increase in ridership, usage and popularity. The system witnessed a ridership of about 74 million, which is 45% higher than the 51 million ridership figures of 2021. Zu Peshawar has hit a record total ridership of 130 million, since its inception in August 2020. There has also been a 30% increase in female ridership.

The number of daily passengers has hit a peak figure of 270,000 of which about 70,000 are women. About 400,000 Zu Cards were issued this year, which brings the total number of issued cards to 1.4 million. Due to the increasing popularity and demand, the system is constantly expanding. Sixty-two new buses arrived in Pakistan in the last quarter of 2022, which will soon be added to the existing fleet of 158 buses. In addition to increasing the number of buses, new routes are being operationalized from time to time. A new express route ER 10, from Hospital Chowk to Kohat Adda was also operationalized in the first half of this year, while 5 new routes have been approved and work has commenced on operationalizing these routes in the beginning of 2023.

For better facilitation of passengers, Zu Peshawar also integrated with Google maps this year, allowing passengers to easily locate their nearest Zu Stations and giving them an option to plan their journey with Zu in a better way.