PESHAWAR: Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) managers on Monday said that ongoing work on the Reach-I of the project would be completed by May 20.
Briefing mediapersons about the work progress on the mega project, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) director general Israrul Haq said that only 15 per cent of the work on the Reach-I running from Chamkani to Firdous Chowk still remained.
“We are going to run buses symbolically on this portion by May 20,” Mr Haq said.
He said that they had completed 85 per cent work on the service roads, while 80 per cent work on drains had also been completed.
He said that Amn Chowk underpass was a huge challenge and that they had completed 80 per cent work on it, which would be complete by May 15.
Mr Haq said work on the Reach-II starting from the Fridous Chowk and ending at the Amn Chowk was most challenging portion of the project, and so far about 75 per cent work on the portion had been completed.
He said Sher Shah Suri Road, which had created huge problems for general public, would be opened for traffic within next week.
Mr Haq said that 94 per cent work on the Reach-III running from Amn Chowk to Hayatabad had been completed while the University Road had also gotten asphalt carpeting, reducing the public problems to a great extent.
He said that rigid pavement of BRT corridor on Reach-III was nearly 97 per cent complete and work on the Tehkal overhead section would also be complete by May 30.
Commissioner Peshawar Shahab Ali Shah and secretary transport Kamran Rehman were also present on the occasion.
Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2018