BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT)
The Peshawar BRT project is a major undertaking not just in the development of the physical infrastructure of the city but as a catalyst for urban regeneration and growth. Successful completion of the project will lead to greater economic activity and prosperity as well as providing the people, who live, work and visit the city a world-class transport service.
So how is a BRT system different to the existing buses providing services in Peshawar and most importantly, how will a BRT system improve the lives of people in the city?
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high quality high capacity transport system, which provides fast, efficient, reliable and comfortable mode of transport for the travelers. In a BRT system, the buses travel in a dedicated corridor and avoid the congestion on the road. BRT also provides improved waiting facilities and supporting infrastructure for passengers such as e-ticketing and real time information about bus schedules.
Essentially the Peshawar BRT System will be a high quality bus rapid transit system. Which will provide fast, efficient, reliable and comfortable public transport system to the masses. and cost effective urban mobility through the provision of segregated right-of-way infrastructure offering a rapid and frequent service.
The BRT route will run from Chamkani to Hayatabad, a total distance of 26 kilometers with 31 stations. The existing infrastructure will be improved with footpaths, bicycle lanes and provision at the stations for bicycle stands to make the journey easy for people using bicycles. Each station will be within half a kilometer reach making it convenient for users of the system.
Around 450 buses with capacity of up to 95 people, will be operational on the BRT system and BRT buses will run all day with extra buses at peak times.
To reach your destination the travel time will be shortened, secure, and comfortable you can travel from Chamkani to Gul Market in fifteen minutes and from Hayatabad to Gora Qabristan in 25 minutes. Parking provision at each end of the BRT corridor will be provided to encourage people with cars to use the BRT system.
So what are the Benefits of introducing a BRT System in Peshawar?
A number of cities throughout the world have introduced a BRT System into the fabric of the city and seen the following benefits:
- Reduced travel times for the users of public transport;
- Safer and a more comfortable means of travel;
- Reduced vehicle emissions; improving the environment
- More reliable journey times for users;
- More friendly means of travel for women and children;
- Will allow an improved environment for passengers with limited mobility;
- Improve land values along the BRT Corridor and promote economic development; and
- Enhance the city outlook and reputation.
- 26 Kilometer Main Corridor
- 15 KM at Grade
- 8 KM Flyover
- 3 KM Underpass
- 31 Stations
- distance between station 850m
- 3 Bus Depots (Should be represented in infographics at Chamkani, Hayatabad, and Dabgari)
- 3 Park and Ride Facility
- Bicycle lane
- Complete revamp of Footpaths
- Fast Journey
- Cost effective
- 3rd Generation
- 8 Feeder routes