KP CM directs start of work on new bus terminal


Staff Reporter


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the concerned quarters to start physical work on the proposed project of new bus terminal in Peshawar and to complete all arrangements for the ground breaking of the proposed Peshawar Model Town by March next year, said an official handout issued here Sunday.
He has further directed the authorities concerned to ensure physical progress on all the projects under Peshawar Revival Plan as per the given time-lines and to start practical work on the implementation of Cities Improvement Project by June next year.
The chief minister issued these directives while presiding over a meeting to review progress on the Peshawar Revival Plan and various other projects of the provincial capital here the other day. Besides provincial ministers Akbar Ayub and Taimur Saleem Jhagra, the meeting was attended by administrative secretaries of relevant departments, Commissioner Peshawar, Deputy Commissioner Peshawar and other relevant quarters.
Briefing the meeting about new bus terminal project for the city, it was informed that the proposed bus terminal would be established on 300 acres of land outside the city having state of the art facilities including cark park, shops, cafeteria, waiting rooms, washrooms, workshops, service station, petrol pump, mosque etc adding that after the completion of the bus terminal, all types of bus stands operating inside the city will be shifted to the new terminal to address the ever increasing traffic issues inside the city. It was further informed that the bus terminal would be directly linked to BRT corridor to facilitate the passengers.
Briefing the participants of the meeting about the Peshawar Model Town, it was told that the proposed model town would consist of 106,000 acres of land having 17 residential zones out of the total 23 zones adding that the residential zones will consist of 82000 residential plots of different sizes. It was further informed that consultancy for the master planning and detailed engineering design of the project was in progress. The chair directed the concerned authorities to prepare the master plan of the project keeping in view the future requirements, allocate sufficient space for government offices in the model town and to link it with Motorway M-1 and BRT corridor directly.
Mahmood Khan also directed the relevant authorities to submit an action plan alongwith proper timeliness to implement the Traffic Management Plan of Peshawar on ground within one week positively further directing to ensure the completion of the remaining portion of ring road from Warsak Road to Nasir Bagh by August next year. Briefing the meeting about various steps taken so far under the Peshawar Revival Plan it was apprised that more than 1100 shop boards in various areas of the city had been standardized, 745 illegal structures have been demolished, 1500 temporary cabins and sign boards had been removed, 464 kanal of illegally occupied government land had been evacuated whereas wall chalking of approximately 6000 meters length in all had been removed.

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