Chinese buses hit new route of Peshawar BRT
Photo from TransPeshawar’s FB.
PESHAWAR, Jan 12 (Gwadar Pro) - Zu Peshawar of TransPeshawar’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) launched another Express Route (ER-12) for the people of the city on Wednesday (11th).
Provincial Minister Transport Shah Muhammad Khan inaugurated ER-12 and called it one of Zu Peshawar’s “must-have” routes.
Express Route-12 will cover areas between Shah Alam Pul and Moll of Hayatabad, Peshawar. ER-12 consists of 11 stops including the University of Peshawar. BRT has also announced plans to increase the number of buses on all other existing routes.
Designed with international premium practices in mind, a new BRT system, ZU Peshawar, was launched in August 2020. It transported over 50 million passengers in its first year of operation.
In 2022 Zu Peshawar issued 400,000 cards; 74 million passengers, including 19 million females, travelled via BRT Peshawar; daily 270,000 people commute via BRT service. BRT Peshawar also won four international awards.
All the buses running on BRT Peshawar were imported from China; the current fleet is 220 including 62 buses imported from China in 2022.
Besides the buses, all the machinery running the system has been imported from China. TransPeshawar also imported 360 cycles for ‘Zu Bicycle’ a cycle-sharing service of BRT from China.