Consultative Session on Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]An awareness session with the students and faculty of the CECOS University, Peshawar was organized on Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 11:00 am. The session included

Introduction and background ,Video documentary about the project ,PowerPoint presentation about the project and a Q &A session

During their the session they had a brief discussion with the VC , Heads of Departments, Faculty and students on the potential areas where students of CECOS University could benefit through studies and assignment.

Government of KP with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) is launching the construction of first ever 3rd generation, gold class Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor project in South Asia for the city of Peshawar. Considering the complexity, size and impact of the project on the city social-economic aspects, communication with key stakeholders especially community/public will play a key role in making this project a success.

Halcrow Pakistan (Engineering consultants) has been assigned the role of Project Management, Coordination and Capacity Building (PMCCB) by ADB. PMCCB team has established five distinct yet well integrated outputs to achieve the core objectives of the project. One of the key outputs is communication and public participation, through which we aim to engage with the key stakeholders of the project through multiple mediums including consultative session. The objective of these sessions is to provide authentic and updated information about the project to key stakeholders and learn about their concerns if any.

The session summary

The Peshawar RBT project would not only resolve the agonising problem of traffic blockage in the provincial capital, it would also give a much-needed facelift to the terrorism-torn provincial capital.

The Peshawar BRT would start from Chamkani, go along GT Road’s famous spots like Khyber Bazaar, Soekarno Chowk, Railway Road, Dabgari, Sunehri Masjid Road and onwards passing through a tunnel near Aman Chowk.

The route would then take a left turn before the Bab-i-Peshawar Bridge, go at elevation through dried riverbed to old sewerage treatment plants and onward to Bagh-i-Naraan, Tatara Park, passing by PDA building and end at Jamrud Road with Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital as its last stop, according to the project documents.

Busy bazaars like Saddar, Khyber and those on the University Road would have the pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Toilets and restrooms at all stations along the corridor would also be constructed, said an official.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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