Peshawar BRT service quickly suspended

The BRT service might be restored after it’s fully cleared [of defects] from all technical angles, says TransPeshawar spokesperson. Photo: file

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities on Wednesday quickly suspended the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service, a couple of days after the third bus of the mission caught fireplace.

“A fresh review of the BRT’s buses will be held,” stated Spokesperson TransPeshawar Muhammad Omair. “Safety of the passengers is the institute’s topmost priority,” he added.

He stated {that a} detailed overview of the buses might be carried out by the corporate that manufactured them, including that an investigation was additionally being carried out to find out why two buses of the mission had caught fireplace earlier.

“A comprehensive investigation and inspection of all buses will be conducted,” he stated. “The BRT service will be restored after it is completely cleared [of defects] from all technical angles,” added the spokesperson.

He stated that the choice had been taken within the bigger curiosity of Peshawar’s residents.

Three BRT buses have erupted into flames

Another bus of the BRT mission — travelling on Hayatabad’s feeder routes — caught fireplace at present (Wednesday), making it the fifth one in complete to have damaged down whereas the third to have erupted into flames.

According to rescue officers, passengers contained in the bus had been taken out from the automobile with none hurt coming to them.

Before this incident, one other BRT bus caught fireplace near Gulbahar Station, native media had earlier reported. According to eyewitnesses, the bus caught fireplace simply as quickly because it arrived on the station.

There had been passengers contained in the bus when it caught fireplace, nonetheless, they managed to flee simply in time. Rescue 1122 was referred to as to the location and the hearth was doused.

The Peshawar BRT, one of many flagship tasks of the federal government, was launched on August 13. The mission was accomplished at a price of Rs69 billion in 36 months.