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

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

The Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) automobile broke down on the principle hall close to the Abdara station on Friday, with a number of folks pushing it to maneuver it ahead.

“A minor fault had occurred in the bus near Abdara station,” the TransPeshawar spokesperson stated, including engineers and specialists had 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 subject day trolling the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities for failing to offer the folks of Peshawar with high quality public transport buses. 

The PTI has been on the receiving finish of plenty of flak in relation 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 price of Rs69 billion in 36 months.


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