PESHAWAR: Stolen construction material from the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor project was recovered during raids at different godowns of the city.
Police have arrested a suspect named Basit who is a resident of the city.
The construction company working on the project had complained that building material, including folding pipes and steel, was stolen from the construction site.
According to the Peshawar City Police Officer Qazi Jamil, during an investigation, Basit revealed the location of godowns where the stolen material was kept and names of the three people he sold it to.
A case has been filed against Basit, while a search is underway for three people who bought the material.
According to police, building material worth Rs20 million was stolen. However, the construction company working on the project claimed they lost material worth Rs450 million.
Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) Director General Israr-ul-Haq, who is supervising the project, said that they were concerned about the loss of construction material, however, the loss will not impact the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and will be incurred by the construction company.
The BRT route is divided into three parts – Reach 1 runs from Chamkani to Khyber Bazar, Reach 2 from Khyber Bazar to Aman Chowk and Reach 3 from Aman Chowk to Hayabad.