PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai has said that Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has been completed and it will be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday.
Yousafzai expressed these views while talking to the media on the occasion of his visit to the BRT project on Tuesday.
He said that despite Covid-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan supervised and ensured work on BRT day and night, due to which the project has been completed. “This is a big project that has been completed with transparency,” he said. No one can prove corruption in this project and if the opposition has any evidence of corruption in this project, it should bring it forth and CM Khan will himself punish those involved in corruption.
The first 200,000 BRT ZU cards are being distributed free to the public. Shaukat Yousafzai also visited various stations on the BRT bus. He met the people and reviewed the ongoing operation in the stations.
Apart from the general public, women and students will be benefited the most from BRT who will travel in comfort and safety. Referring to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Aijiz Dhamra, Yousafzai said that now they must have seen that BRT has been completed. He said, “Our BRT has been completed but can Aijiz Dhamra tell when the three kilometre train project will be completed in Karachi? During seven years, the PPP has not been able to complete the project in Karachi.”
The provincial minister visited the BRT central room from where the entire BRT would be monitored and security will be reviewed. He said that the BRT will reach Hayatabad from Chamkani in 45 minutes. It has a total of 31 stations and 220 buses and it will travel at its own speed according to the international standard.