Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan has insisted that they will meet the deadline for Peshawar’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project which was to be completed by March 23.
He made these remarks during a brief media talk on Tuesday night in Peshawar.
CM KP was there to attend an urgent meeting on BRT project.
After the meeting, Mahmood Khan informed media that he has directed all the concerned departments to complete the project within the stipulated time limit.
CM Khan told media personnel that he has directed DG Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) and Project Director of BRT to conduct a visit to the worksite and prepare a detailed report.
The report on the progress of work is to be submitted to CM Secretariat by Friday.
DG PDA has also been asked to keep media informed about the pace of work for public awareness.
When asked if he was going to get a clean chit from Malamjabba case, the Chief Minister of KP excused himself from commenting on the matter.
“I have full regard and respect for state institutions and will visit the NAB office whenever summoned”, the CM concluded.
It is pertinent to mention here that as per the original plan, the project was scheduled to be completed by March 2018. However, the deadline was missed and since then the project is facing delays.
The government changed the deadline for the project’s completion many times. Not only did the project get delayed, but its cost also escalated with the passage of time.
The project’s cost has gone up from its initial cost of Rs. 49 billion to Rs. 69 billion.