‘Powered by manpower’: Passengers push Peshawar BRT after it breaks down


The Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) automobile broke down on the principle hall near the Abdara station on Friday, with a number of individuals pushing it to move it ahead.”A minor fault had occurred in the bus near Abdara station,” the TransPeshawar spokesperson stated, including engineers and specialists have been current at a number of stations for backup.”There are alternate buses in case of an emergency,” he added.The picture went viral on social media, with the PTI’s political opponents and Pakistani Twitterati having a area day trolling the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities for failing to supply the individuals of Peshawar with high quality public transport buses. The PTI has been on the receiving finish of quite a lot of flak relating to the Peshawar BRT venture. In September, the KP authorities suspended the venture, saying that it was conducting a technical assessment of the buses or security functions. Five Peshawar BRT buses in complete have damaged down ever for the reason that venture has been launched, with three of them erupting into flames. The Peshawar BRT, one of many flagship initiatives of the federal government, was launched on August 13, accomplished at a value of Rs69 billion in 36 months.