Zartaj starts plantation drive at Peshawar BRT

Staff Reporter

Minister of State for Climate Change Ms. Zartaj Gul visited BRT Peshawar and commenced plantation drive.

On the occasion Provincial Minister Transport Mr. Shah Muhammad Wazir, Chief Executive Officer TransPeshawar Mr. Fayyaz Khan also accompanied the state minister.

During the visit, a brief presentation on BRT Operational structure, features, and services was given by CEO TransPeshawar followed by the visit to the BRT Control room center. Later sapling was planted by the Honorable State and Provincial Minister.

Ms. Zartaj Gul stated that till now more than 2000 plants have been planted in BRT Peshawar following the vision of Prime Minister Pakistan and to promote Clean & Green and Green Urban Transport.

She added that BRT Peshawar is a state-of-the-art project purely aimed to facilitate the public from all walks of life & its reach is almost to every nook and corner of the city.

BRT Peshawar is Pakistan’s first-ever environment-friendly public transport system which is not just limited to serve with the best public transport system but comes as a great resolve to the old obsolete and orthodox mode of transport.

With hybrid buses and Zu-bicycle sharing system, this project is one of its kind. Talking on the occasion State Minister also stated that any political party criticizing this project must come and visit the system as BRT Peshawar is incomparable with any of the existing rapid transit systems in Pakistan.

Later State Minister also took a ride in BRT. Ms. Zartaj Gul also stated that TransPeshawar has made exemplary arrangements during Covid-19 and engaging the public positively to adopt SOP‘s.

She shared that by BRT more than 3000 direct job opportunities were created in which females are encouraged to work and even in all departments the presence of females is visible.

She added that the key component of this project which is directly related to the environment is the use of hybrid buses, Zu bicycles, and the reduction of greenhouse gases up to 31000 tons annually is remarkable.

She pledged the public to use BRT instead of their private vehicles and get vaccinated on priority in order to timely and effectively combat pandemic.

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