Khattak seeks report on PBRT project in a week

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Peshawar—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Thursday ordered finalization and submission of the plan of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (PBRT) project within one week for approval so that its completion could be ensured till December 2017.
He issued these directives while presiding over a high level meeting convened to discuss proposed Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project to be estab-lished as part of Mass Transit System in Peshawar here. Secretary Transport and consultants of the pro-ject briefed the meeting about salient features of the scheme. The meeting was briefed that five different corridors would be established under the proposed project to make flow of traffic smooth in the city.
Similarly the meeting was informed that the project would help in effective and fast movement of passengers, saving time and mitigating the traffic congestion problems in the city. The meeting was told that Asian Development Bank would provide financial assistance for the designing and construction of the project.
Chief Minister Pervez Khattak asked the con-cerned authorities to give final touches to the plan of the corridor-2 portion of the project, stretching from Chamkani to Hayatabad within one week. He also directed to finalize details for acquisition of 100 sophisticated buses to start the service in Peshawar in the next six months. The CM also ordered to finalize the establishment of Parking Plazas and Bus stops in cantonment in a week period to solve traffic problems.—APP