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CM inaugurates BRT’s new feeder route

By Bureau report
June 06, 2024
Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur speaks during the inaugurates the new feeder route DR-14 of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System at the Central Park Regi Model Town on June 5, 2024. — Facebook/Ali Amin Khan Gandapur
Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur speaks during the inaugurates the new feeder route DR-14 of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System at the Central Park Regi Model Town on June 5, 2024. — Facebook/Ali Amin Khan Gandapur 

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur on Wednesday inaugurated the new feeder route DR-14 of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System at the Central Park Regi Model Town on Wednesday.

The new route will connect Board Bazaar to DHA via Regi Model Town, on Nasirbagh Road. The much-awaited addition to the Zu Peshawar network brings the total number of routes to 16, further enhancing the city’s public transportation infrastructure.

This route will consist of a total of 16 stops including from Islamia College to DHA. The chief minister stressed the importance of efficient and accessible public transit in promoting sustainable urban development and improving the lives of the residents of Peshawar.

He said: “Zu Peshawar caters to approximately 350,000 passengers daily, making it a lifeline for the city’s residents and commuters. The new route is expected to further enhance the accessibility and convenience of public transportation, contributing to the city’s sustainable growth.”

“The Zu Peshawar network is a testament to the commitment of the government and stakeholders to meet the growing transportation needs of Peshawar residents. This development reflects the government’s forward-looking approach to urban planning and sustainability,” he said.

A statement said that the citizens had been eagerly awaiting this route, and its opening represents a significant step forward in TransPeshawar’s efforts to enhance its service.A spokesperson for TransPeshawar said that the route would be beneficial to the people living in Regi Model Town, DHA, Askari, Police Colony, etc., as well as students of Islamia College and the University of Peshawar. The route is expected to serve as a vital artery for commuters, connecting these crucial areas while reducing travel times and congestion on the roads.

The statement said another route that BRT plans to operationalize is from Pishtakhara to Peshawar Saddar. It will also facilitate the residents of villages and localities on the Bara Road right from Peshawar Saddar up to Pishtakhara.