The work on the Peshawar metro bus service project is going rigorously, and the project will be completed by August this year, an official of the National Highway Authority (NHA) told APP Friday.

The 25.6 kilometer Peshawar Mor-New Islamabad airport metro bus service which worth Rs16.86 billion would have nine bus stations including NHA Station, G-10 Station, NUST Station, G-1 Station, G T Road Station, Badana Kalan Station, M-1-M2 Junction Station and Airport Station.

According to NHA, the project would have 12 bridges, 26 culverts, and 11 underpasses.

To ensure timely completion, the project has been divided in four packages including Package I from Peshawar Mor to NUST, Package II from NUST to GT road, Package III from G T Road to motorway interchange and Package IV from motorway interchange to new airport, PakistanToday reported.

The length of Package-I is 8 km, length of Package-II is 3.8 km, length of Package-III is 8.3 km and Package-IV is 5.5 km long.

Providing the breakup of the package wise expenditure of the project, he said that the cost of the four packages would be Rs6.58 billion, Rs5.5 billion, Rs 1.38 billion and Rs1.63 billion respectively.

Work on Package-IV had started in June last year, work on Package-III started off in March this year and work on Packages I and II started in April.

To a question the official said that 15 per cent of the work on the packages I and II had been completed while 75 per cent of the work on package III had been completed.

Talking about Package IV, he said that it had been almost completed.

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