PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has stated that the work on Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project will start from August 1 and will be completed by the start of 2018.

Khattak made this announcement while talking to a delegation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the Chief Minister House on Sunday.

According to details, the cost of this project is Rs55.9 billion. ADB will provide Rs48.18 billion, while the K-P government will afford the remaining Rs7.72 billion.

Khattak stressed that the ground work on Peshawar BRT has to be completed within six months in order to facilitate the citizens as the construction work will create a lot of problems for them, Tribune reported.

Revealing that alternative routes for traffic are being prepared, Khattak said, “The project should not take more than six months as Peshawar’s basic and main route will be affected by it.”

To avoid any hindrances, Khattak said, the staff recruited for the execution of the project will work continuously until its completion.

He said he will monitor the whole construction process to ensure that the quality of the project is not compromised.

He expressed his gratitude over the floating of the tender for the project.

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