PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Thursday, which is the flagship project of the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to make daily commute easier for the locals.
KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak attended the launch ceremony of the project. The Prime Minister also delivered a speech.
Prime Minister Imran said when he launched the project that although he had some reservations about it, the former Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak finally eased his concerns.
“A good transport system benefits everyone,” said the prime minister, hoping that the system will reduce commute cost for daily travellers.
“Our aim is to make the lives of common people easier. The cost of Rs10 to 50 is enough and doable by daily wagers. If a daily wager cannot find a job here he can go to another place,” said PM Imran.
He said that tickets for students will be introduced so it is easy on their pockets and will aid in mobility as well.
“This connects the entire city, will increase per capita income and when you have a good transport system, it changes things,” the premier spoke of the BRT project.
Prime Minister Imran expressed satisfaction with the environmental aspects of the transportation medium and said that the buses use a hybrid of diesel and another petroleum source, which will also reduce pollution.