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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (BoI&T) has initiated a 22km long Rapid Bus Service

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    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade (BoI&T) has initiated a 22km long Rapid Bus Service route along the railway track, passing through the middle of Peshawar, which is likely to become operational in first quarter of 2015. This was stated by Vice Chairman, KPBOIT, Mohsin Aziz, who said that feasibility and technical work of the dedicated route, which will originate from Nasir Pur and culminate at Kharkhano Market Hayatabad, is under progress.

    He said that the proposed 50-feet wide road, very adjacent to the Grand Trunk Road, will be integrated to almost all main arteries of the provincial capital, touching all major residential areas, commercial centres and business hubs. The deputy chief of KPBOIT maintained that the unique and state of the art road would be completed with the estimated cost of around Rs 2.5 billion well in 2015, will cover dozens of residential and commercial localities along the city's main GT Road in the heart of the city, linking together Lady Reading Hospital, Sherpao Hospital, Hayat Medical Complex, Qissa Khawani Bazaar, Chowk Yadgar, Bara Road Market, Gur Market, Vegetable & Fruit Market, Karkhano Market and Shoba Bazaar, which is known as the central market of auto spare parts in KP.

    He added that the unique project, dedicated also for ambulances, will cover the main residential areas including Gulbahar Colony, Nishtarabad, Dabgari Gardens, University Town, Cantt area and Jamrud Industrial Estate, Hayatabad, one of the largest industrial clusters in KP. He said the KPBOIT will hire the whole land on a lease for a long period and build the track within shortest period. The other infrastructure and rolling of the busses will be arranged by the private sector. The immediate plan is to acquire at least 30 busses, which will continue to ply on the road after every five minutes to facilitate the commuters. The new dedicated road will reduce the travel time of 22km to just 45 minutes from the present duration of one and a half hours, he claimed.

    The head of the KPBOIT informed that the commuters, facing hours-long traffic jams on GT road, will be facilitated through this modern parallel transport system running along the rail track throughout the city, besides facilitating ambulances usually caught in city's huge traffic chaos. Comparing with the highly expensive and stand-alone Metro Bus Service of Lahore Ferozepur Road that does not integrate with the rest of the city, he said the Peshawar Rapid Bus Service will also reach out to those colleges, universities, hospitals and offices nearby, who are unable to avail other private transport.

    The KPBOIT-planned Dedicated Route, as a modern transport facility will provide a safe, cheaper, quicker and respectable ride option for all, particularly for women and students. "This practical facility being extended to the masses, is bound to facilitate millions over due course of time."

    Mohsin Aziz elaborated that the project objectives are: "To provide accessible and time-saving travelling; to develop an environmentally friendly traffic system; to control vehicle emission; the rapid bus service system will ensure travel time saving; the Project will lower the demand of wagon and motorcycle rickshaw thus lowering the emission. Furthermore, the vehicle will have emission of EURO II standards, reducing the adverse environmental effects."

    The chief of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa BOIT was of the view that transport must not be seen only as an infrastructure issue, but rather as an integral part of the fundamental right of movement. Cities must ensure that residents have a variety of options to exercise this right. "The KPBOIT-planned Rapid Bus Service will not only be efficient, comfortable and reliable transport system with improved safety conditions but also have positive socio-economic impact to the society," Mohsin concluded.

    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa BoIT initiates 22-km rapid bus service route | Business Recorder
     
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    Imran khan was on some show and the host asked if he liked metro bus by shahbaz sharif or the metro train that was supposed to initiate by pervez illahi and Imran khan in his usual emotional and aggressive rant screamed that "DONON HI NAHIIII, BACHAY BHOOKAY MAR RAHAY HAINNNN". Now this guy wants to build a metro bus in peshawar because he is desperately trying to compete with Lahore. Guess what? Before Metro bus was started in Lahore, the CM shahbaz sharif invested in improving road infrastructure, as well as Lahore Transport company. Imran is a chawal
     
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    There is nothing wrong with that. We want to see healthy competition. This is even better than Lahore metro project, dedicated special ambulances, more stops.... You should read the thread instead of rants.... Don't bring political rant here otherwise i can show you fake promises of NAWAZ about self reliance instead of IMF loans blah,blah but it will ruin the thread. Let stick to the topic :cool:
     
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    The Minister of KPK has not done his homework. I guess we can call him making fake claims :P

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    While there is competition between KPK and Punjab, but what about Sindh and Balochistan? What are they doing with federal money? There is hardly any news about these two provinces.
     
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    Pehlay kehtay tay Jangla Bus. Ab wo apnay baray may kya khiyal rak tay hai ?

    Jokes aside, there should be healthy competition. Now Lahore is trying to go ahead with the Orange Line Metro Train and Monorail on Canal. Lets hope its not just on paper.
     
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    Bro no offense, but there is absolutely no competition between Punjab and KPK. Its just pencil khattak that is trying to polish his politics by trying to compare his leadership with Shahbaz sharif's leadership. I truly hope any project that is initiated in KPK benefits our pashtun brothers in its true sense. I really wish them well.

    I never brought politics, its your chawal khan who has a habit of criticizing even a bird that flies over his head. A hungry dog will always bark at everything. I wish KPK good luck in this project and I hate they dont put jangla around it :)
     
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    IK already said that if need arises he will make jangla bus service...lol ... ;)