Peshawar BRT service temporarily suspended

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The BRT service will be restored once it’s totally cleared [of defects] from all technical angles,” states TransPeshawar spokesperson. Photo: document

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities on Wednesday temporarily suspended the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service, a couple of days following the next bus of this job caught fire.

“A new review of the BRT’s buses will be held,” said Spokesperson TransPeshawar Muhammad Omair. “Security of these passengers is the magician’s topmost priority,” he added.

He explained that a thorough review of these buses will be performed by the business that made them, adding that an investigation was also being completed to ascertain the two buses of this job had caught fire before.

“A detailed investigation and review of buses will be conducted,” he explained. “The BRT service will be restored once it’s totally cleared [of defects] from all technical angles,” added the spokesperson.

He explained that the decision was taken at the larger interest of Peshawar’s taxpayers.

Three BRT buses have become flames

Another bus of the BRT project — traveling on Hayatabad’s feeder paths — caught fire today (Wednesday), which makes it the fifth person in complete to have broken down while the third to have erupted into flames.

As stated by rescue passengers, officials in the bus were removed from the vehicle with no harm coming to them.

Earlier this episode, another BRT bus caught fire nearby Gulbahar Station, local media had previously reported. According to eyewitnesses, the bus caught fire only when it arrived in the station.

There were passengers in the bus once it caught fire, nevertheless they were able to escape just in time. Rescue 1122 was called to the website and the fire was doused.

The Peshawar BRT, one of the flagship projects of this authorities, has been started on August 13. The job was finished at a price of Rs69 billion in 36 months.

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