PESHAWAR: PM Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Thursday, which is the flagship project of the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to make daily travel easier for the locals.
Mahmood Khan, KP Chief Minister along with Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, was present at the launch of the project, where the PM also delivered a speech.
During his speech, PM Imran Khan said while he had reservations about it earlier, former chief minister KP Pervaiz Khattak ultimately allayed his concerns.
“A good transport system benefits everyone,” said the PM, hoping that the system will reduce commute cost for daily travellers.
“Our mission is to make the lives of common people easier and comfortable. The cost of Rs10 to 50 is enough and possible by daily wagers. If a daily wager cannot find a job here he can go to another place,” said Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He told that tickets for students will be introduced so it is easy on their pockets and will aid in mobility as well.
“This connects the entire city, will increase per capita income and when you have a good transport system, it changes things,” the PM spoke of the BRT project.
Prime Minister Imran Khan showed satisfaction over the eco-friendly aspect of the transportation medium, saying that the buses are being run on a hybrid of diesel and another petroleum source that will reduce pollution as well.