As many as twenty new buses for the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project have arrived in the city.
In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the Provincial Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Shahram Khan Tarakai said the buses would have a separate portion for men and women.
He added that the state of the art buses would also carry a designated seating arrangement for physically challenged persons.
The buses had arrived at Karachi port last week but took about a week more to transport them to the provincial capital. These buses have been parked at an enclosure near Zarghoni Masjid Hayatabad.
In his Twitter message, the minister mentioned that the PTI government was going to fulfill its promise with the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
ہم نے جو عوام سے وعدہ کیا تھا وہ پورا ہونے والاہے ۔ میں بذات خود روزانہ کی بنیاد پر بی آر ٹی پر کام جائزہ لے رہا ہوں ۔بی آر ٹی منصوبے میں مزید تا خیر کسی صورت برداشت نہیں ۔ انشاللہ 23 مارچ کو بی آر ٹی کا شاندار افتتاح کیا جائے گا ۔
— Shahram Khan Tarakai (@ShahramKTarakai) February 5, 2019
Tarakai said that the BRT project was in full swing and said that he would not allow any further delay in its completion.
The minister maintained that he has been personally monitoring the construction work of BRT project and that it will be completed by March 23.