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BRT to start service from Gulbahar to Hayatabad

By Bureau report
December 16, 2023

PESHAWAR: TransPeshawar will start a new Express Route (ER 16) from Gulbahar Chowk to Nawab Market in Phase 6, Hayatabad from December 18.

The express route encompasses a total of 15 stops, connecting key locations within the city from Gulbahar Chowk along the main BRT corridor, stopping at Malik Saad Shaheed, Saddar Bazaar, Tehkal Bala, Abdara, University of Peshawar, Board Bazaar, and concluding at the Mall of Hayatabad.

A bus stops at a terminal station of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit during a test run in Peshawar. — AFP/File
A bus stops at a terminal station of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit during a test run in Peshawar. — AFP/File

Upon reaching the Mall of Hayatabad, the route will cater to additional stops on the feeder route, including Zarghooni Masjid, Malik Saad Market, Haji Camp, Madrassa, Phase 7 Terminal, Gol Chowk, and Nawab Market. This new route is expected to alleviate passenger congestion on existing routes and provide a more streamlined travel experience.

The service will initially operate with a total of 16 buses dedicated to this specific route, ensuring prompt and efficient transportation for commuters.The BRT Peshawar system, with a fleet of 244 buses, operates on a comprehensive network of 17 routes.

Ath all buses actively engaged in operations, the BRT system serves approximately 300,000 passengers daily, further solidifying its position as a vital component of the city’s public transportation infrastructure.

Sadaf Kamil, TransPeshawar spokesperson, said: “BRT Peshawar has become the backbone of the social and economic structure of Peshawar. We are currently operating the system with a total of 244 buses on 17 routes providing service to about 300,000 passengers per day. Every single bus of our fleet is actively engaged in operations.” “We believe that this expansion will not only enhance the overall commuter experience but also contribute to the decongestion of existing routes,” she added.