A spokesman for the service operator Trans Peshawar said on Tuesday that a record increase in the number of passengers on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service has been recorded.
He said that according to the daily statistics, the number of passengers of the service has crossed the record number of 254000.
He thanked the people for their full confidence in the BRT service. The spokesperson said that keeping in view the increasing number of passengers, the service has extended the stop schedule of Express Route No.1 and Route 8.
BRT Peshawar reached its highest ever daily ridership count of 254,000 passengers. pic.twitter.com/01B95YpRtA
— TransPeshawar (@TransPeshawar) January 18, 2022
BRT Peshawar is providing 16 hours long first-class non-stop service to passengers through its 158 buses on 9 special routes.
More buses will be added to the BRT fleet for more routes during the current calendar year.
BRT gets international recognition
Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has secured an honorable mention in the Sustainable Transport Award 2022 alongside Tartu, Estonia, and STA winner, Bogotá, Colombia.
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee award a city each year for implementing the most innovative and sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year.
The award promotes projects adopting strategies to improve mobility for residents, the safety standards of public transport, and reduce greenhouse emissions, helping with environmental pollution.
In a tweet, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib congratulated the KP government on winning this honorable mention stating that it was due to the KP government’s special attention and work that BRT had received this honorable mention.
He also said that the BRT Peshawar, with its modern system, has provided the public with an excellent transport facility.
With a large population, the city of Peshawar had a long-standing intra-city transportation issue, with a majority of the people relying over informal public transport options to get around in the city.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk