PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) received Gold Standard Service award from Technical Committee of the BRT Standards for providing environment-friendly services .
The technical committee comprised of globally renowned experts that evaluated world-class BRT based on international best practices, says a statement.
The award was given to KP Minister for Higher Education Kamran Khan Bangash in a ceremony at the CM House.
Speaking on the occasion , Bangash said it was a matter of honour for Peshawar that the BRT had achieved the world’s highest ranking in BRT service.
He added that the award was result of BRT ‘s passenger-oriented services, bus routes based on passengers’ needs, adopting clean technology for buses, improving safety, promoting non-motorised traffic and utilisation of maximum resources to facilitate the public at large.
Dr. Walter Hook, a member of the technical committee of the BRT Standards, stated that Peshawar BRT was consistent in almost all respects in international best practices.
It merits a mention here that Peshawar BRT was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Aug 13, 2020, with the aim to revolutionise the public transport system.