CM Khattak orders to expedite work on BRT project



PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak directed Monday for the accelerated work on the main corridor and feeding routes of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

Presiding over a meeting on the beautification of Nowshera and on the progress of the BRT project at CM House, Peshawar, Khattak also directed for the early completion of drain system on the BRT corridor and early supply of buses for the project.

He further directed to plan the extension of Pir Zakori Bridge, adding that the provision should be kept in the Pir Zakori design for future extension in order to tackle the traffic problems in future. He also directed for the accelerated work on different roads in Peshawar.

The chief minister also ordered for the accelerated work on beautification of Nowshera that included LED lights at Jehangira, Nowshera and Akora Khattak, as well as the construction of roads and public toilets at Jehangira and Akora Khattak, besides ordering for roads and footpaths at Nowshera.

Minister for Excise and Taxation Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel, Advisor to CM Mian Khaliqur Rehman, PDA DG, Nowshera vice chairman and other officials concerned attended the meeting. The meeting was also briefed about the plantation and landscaping of Nowshera, Akora Khattak and Jehangira.

It was further informed about the up-gradation of different facilities at Taru Jabba, Pabbi Station and Cherat Road as part of the beautification plan. The meeting was briefed about the pace of progress on the beautification of Nowshera and Peshawar and progress report was shared with the meeting about the BRT.

The CM also directed for the accelerated work on the BRT and the drain system along the main corridor, adding that the speed of work on feeding routes and the main corridor of the BRT would stay to be the first priority because of the problems facing people.