Work on the bus project was launched in October 2017 by the then-chief minister Khattak, and a deadline of six months for its completion at a cost of Rs49bn. 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Thread starter aghaasadharoon; Start date Jun 6, 2018 Jun 6, 2018 Similarly, Rs1.35bn will be required for consultant supervision. On typical buses in Peshawar, fares are collected by bus operators. The cost of the metro bus in Multan was Rs29 billion while the subsidy being given on it was Rs2.1 billion. The sponsoring agency should provide cogent justification for reducing number of buses along with changing the fuel type from diesel to diesel-hybrid-electric. However, after coming into power in the Centre, the federal government allowed an increase in the cost by 38% or Rs18 billion to nearly Rs70 billion. The project was initially approved to be constructed at a cost of Rs50 billion. Any views on this.. if any one forward this information to PTI media team. It was launched on June 4, 2015 and nearly 135,000 passengers travel by it daily. According the sustainability of the project, the PC-I said that the infrastructure routine maintenance cost will be around Rs505.00 million per annum. The transport section of the Planning Ministry further said that in the original PC-I, provision of 450 AC buses having 9m, 12m and 18m length was made with diesel fuel type. Along the main BRT Corridor, there are total 30 stations out of which 20 are at grade and 10 are elevated. . Arif Nizami (Editor) 4-Shaarey Fatima Jinnah, Lahore The sponsoring agency should inform the reason for deletion of tunnel section from the revised PC-I scope. The minimum cost for a ticket will be 10 Rupees whereas the highest costing ticket will be 50 Rupees. PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Punjab government on information Malik Mohammad Ahmad Khan on Saturday insisted the cost ofboth Lahore Metro Bus and RawalpindiIslamabad Metro Bus projects was much lower than that of the soon-to-be-executed Peshawar Metro Bus project. RX Wasiq 54,991 views. From preliminary design phase to detailed design phase, there are generally no major deviations as is in this case which have resulted in 38 percent increase in cost from the original, said the Transport &Communication Section of the Planning Ministry said in its comment on the revised PC-I of the Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT). ISLAMABAD: The # PTI-led Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (# KP) government has finally decided to initiate Peshawar Metro Bus Service project in April that would be completed till December 2017 and it is likely to cost Rs40 billion despite the ongoing efforts to reduce it to a considerable level, sources told The News here on Sunday.. In the revised PC-I the sponsoring agency of BRT claimed that quantum of work and cost estimates increased after detailed design was carried out as the original approved PC-I was based on preliminary design. The estimated cost of the project is PKR 41 billion. Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system. The sponsoring agency should provide reasons for deletion of bike sharing provision at University of Peshawar from the revised project scope along with its cost affect. The project was initiated in October 2017 and the PTI government had claimed that it will be completed within six months; however, the project is yet to see the light of the day despite many revised deadlines. He said under the ongoing fiscal PSDP for construction of the infrastructure and allied works for Metro Bus Services Peshawar Morr – New International Airport, Rs 3533.661 million were allocated which had already been issued. Spokesman of the KP government Mushtaq Ghani confirmed to The News … The ADB however, due to its other commitments, expressed its inability to fund the entire amount of $400 million and agreed to fund $335 million and to bridge the funding gap through it co-financier AFD. Despite this, the cost of Peshawar Metro will be less than Lahore Metro. The minister said training of the staff and drivers of the project is currently underway and the provincial government would be able for a test run of the project in April. Besides depreciation of Pakistan rupee against dollar has also played a role in the cost hike. The BRT corridor starts from Chamkani on GT Road and terminates at Karkhano Market on Jamrod Road. Work on the bus project was launched in October 2017 with the then chief minister, Pervez Khattak, and a deadline of six months for its completion at a cost of Rs49 billion. Multan Metro broke all the cost records as only 18.5 KM of the corridor has engulfed 29 billion PKR. Peshawar Metro Bus Contract is awarded to Amir Lateef who is banned & blacklisted in Punjab and under investigation for Metro Bus Punjab Contract. Peshawar Metro bus project Latest updates and Details - Duration: 2:38. In addition to the main BRT corridor, additional elevated structures having total length of 1.653 km will also be constructed. Fares are to collected via an automated ticketing system that is also intended to be used on all city routes. KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai while talking to media said that the cost of BRT has been increased by Rs4bn, with which the cost of BRT has touched Rs70bn. An amount of Rs1,553 million was earmarked for PIU-Trans Peshawar and KPUMA, but the expenditure of these departments was reduced to Rs800 million. Average cost for bus operations will be Rs1,813 million per year, while the average operational cost for station and ITS per year shall be approximately Rs1,256 million. However, frequent design changes and retrofitting caused the project to miss the first deadline, and increased its cost by … The Islamabad-Rawalpindi metro bus corridor was built at a cost of Rs45 billion. Ph: +92 42 36375963-5 Fax: 042-36298302 Moreover, variations in the design and scope accrued as per site requirements owing to Right of Way (ROW) and social constraints which has resulted in the cost increase by more than Rs18 billion or 38 percent. The information minister said Multan metro bus project was built at the cost of Rs29 billion and rent on its buses was Rs54 million. The system was built on the build–operate–transfer basis via the collaboration between the Punjab and the Turkish government. He said that the BRT project will be completed in April this year, the credit of which goes to Chief Minister Mehmood Khan. Islamabad Metro then took the first prize at $20 million per kilometer. In comparison to Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan Metro service which are entirely operating on a single route, Peshawar Metro will operate 8 different routes across the city with a fleet of 450 buses. The Planning Ministry further commented that the revised PC-I states that International Competitive Bidding (ICB) has been carried out for the selection of contractor, however, local firms were selected for execution of works on the project. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government that is currently led by PTI has decided to initiate the the Peshawar Metro Bus Service project in April. However, in the revised PC-I the number of buses have been reduced to 383 having 12m and 18 m lengths with Diesel - Hybrid - Electric type. In addition, a total of Rs1.5bn will be spent on Trans Peshawar office, bus depot and parks. Peshawar's Metro costs more as compared to punjab's metro? –Shaukat Yousafzai claims project will cost less than Lahore metro bus. 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However, he said that there was no plan to pay subsidy to run the project as its buses have been purchased at a cost of Rs 2 billion, whereas in Punjab buses have been taken on rent. “We will complete the project in March and it would cost Rs35bn,” he said, adding that despite being a third-generation project, it would cost less as compared to Lahore’s BRT project which cost up to Rs 40 billion in 2011. — Photo by Abdul Majeed Goraya PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has informed the provincial government that the cost of … ISLAMABAD - The cost of Peshawar Metro, Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT), has increased by 38 percent from Rs49.3 billion to Rs67.9 billion and the Planning Ministry has said that proper working on the design of the project was not carried out at the preliminary design stage which has resulted in such a huge increase. However the Communication Section said that that proper working on the design of the project was not carried out based on ground conditions/investigations at the preliminary design stage. Ph: +92 51 2287273 Islamabad, Ph: +92 21 35381208-9 Karachi With implementation of the automated ticketing system, TransPeshawar bus operators will not collect fares. $11m/km. BRT bus, on the other hand, picks up passengers from the entire city and then travel on the corridor at different speeds. According to details, the Peshawar Development Authority Director General Manzoor Wattoo told the press that the track will be completed within 10 months in three phases. BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit. “Peshawar Metro is third generation while the one in Lahore is second generation. PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for an additional Rs4.28 billion to complete the much-delayed Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The revised project envisages construction of 27.343 km long dedicated signal free BRT corridor out of which 11.766 km will be at grade, 12.635 km elevated and 2.742 km through underpasses. KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai while talking to media said that the cost of BRT has been increased by Rs4bn, with which the cost of BRT has touched Rs70bn. The sponsoring agency should provide documentary evidence that international tenders were called for the project and reasons for non selection of an international construction firm. He further said that they had purchased buses worth Rs8.5bn to be run on the BRT track. About Peshawar metro bus, the minister said the project’s estimated cost was Rs 67 billion out of which Rs 41 billion have been spent so far. Is this True? It may also be pointed out that in the original PC-I, there was provision of diesel type and in case any agreement for procurement of buses having hybrid or electric type will be without approval of the competent forum and falls in violation of set rules. Replying to a query, Shaukat Yousafzai said the government assured Supreme Court for the completion of the project in June as a precautionary measure in case of any delay. The important thing here to keep in mind is that all the metro projects are limited in terms of picking up passengers. The government of PTI in the province has ended but the people of KP is still paying high price for the defective planning and lose management in the execution of BRT. Addressing a workers convention, the former Punjab chief minister said the Lahore metro bus project was worth Rs30 billion, while the cost of Peshawar metro bus project has swelled to Rs68 billion. The sponsoring agency should provide justification for reducing the number of stations from 32 to 30 in the instant revised PC-I. With the extension of BRT from Hyatabad to Karkhano Market in the revised scope, the daily ridership should have increased instead of decreasing, the planning ministry said adding that the Sponsoring Agency should explain this position. He added that the provincial government will provide the additional funds for the project, the approval of which will be taken from the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC). Addressing participants of the ceremony, the premier said that this was “the best metro bus project in the country”. The Multan Metro bus project cost Rs28.5 billion. The system uses an e-ticketing system Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro Bus cost around PKR 44.8 billion, featuring 24 bus stations Fixed PKR 30 as one-way fare charged to … "Dedicated to the legacy of the late Hameed Nizami" Don't know how to cut and upload that specific section but … The Metro … In defense, Yousafzai, said, “Since Malakand district has suffered a lot during insurgency combat operations, therefore, no one was agreed to invest there. The sponsoring agency should confirm whether any such agreement has been made for procurement of buses having electric or hybrid fuel type. I will tender resignation if the project is completed at a higher cost than the one in Lahore”, he said while challenging the former Punjab Chief Minister to … The second phase of Islamabad Metro covers around 25.6 kilometers from Peshawar Morr Interchange to New Islamabad International Airport. The BRT project was initiated during the previous government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led by then chief minister Pervez Khattak. ISLAMABAD - The cost of Peshawar Metro, Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT), has increased by 38 percent from Rs49.3 billion to Rs67.9 billion ... Imran Khan, that the project could be completed at a cost of just Rs. According to a report, the Peshawar Metro Bus would be just any other Metro Bus in any other city but the biggest difference is that the Peshawar Metro Bus won’t have any elevated section but instead the whole route will be at street level. The Lahore metro bus corridor is approximately 27km long , and its total cost was Rs 29.8bn, i.e. Lo and behold, the Peshawar BRT – at $22 million per kilometre – will be the most expensive on the face of the planet. Peshawar metro bus project inaugurated . The initial deadline for the project was December 2017, set by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who launched the project in June 2017. The project, however, is still under construction and the cost has spiraled from Rs49 billion to over Rs68 billion due to the frequent changes in its design. From preliminary design phase to detailed design phase, there are generally no major deviations as is in this case which have resulted in 38percent increase in cost from the original. It added that Rs1.5bn of the additional funds will be spent on the route between bus station numbers 19 to 31, while Rs980m will be spent on the route between bus station 1 to 8. Work on the bus project was launched in October 2017 by the then-chief minister Khattak, and a deadline of six months for its completion at a cost … 2:38. Despite decrease in the number of buses and reducing the stations the cost of one kilometer, of ill planned BRT, has increased from Rs1.8 billion to Rs2.3 billion, said the revised PC-I of the project. Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit is a bus swift transit system in Peshawar, capital of KPK province. At the initial stage, there will be total 8 BRT routes out of which the main signal free BRT corridor is going to be built as dedicated from Chamkani to Karkhano Market whereas other 7 off-site BRT routes 68 km in length will serve as feeder routes covering major trip generation areas of the city: Charsada Road, Warsak Road, Kohat Road, Bara Road, Ring Road, and Jamrud Road. Font Size: A A A. The initial daily ridership demand in the original PC-I was projected at 472,911 in the opening year whereas the same figure in the revised PC-I page 14 is 425,000. The cost of Lahore Metro came in at $11 million per kilometre. P.s. Passengers are charged Rs20 each for one way travel irrespective of … The system, which was constructed by the Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA), a subsidiary of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) at a cost Rs 29.65 billion. Read more: BRT’s prototype bus finally arrives in Peshawar for testing purposes NAB had stayed Malam Jabba’s lease because it was awarded for 33 years instead of 15 years as per law. The ADB committed to provide a loan of $400 million which constituted 85 percent of the project cost, whereas, the remaining 15 percent of the cost was to be provided by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through provincial ADP. It is estimated that the Trans Peshawar project will cost 60% less than Islamabad/Rawalpindi metro project. However, frequent design changes and retrofitting caused the project to miss the first deadline and also increased its cost by Rs17 billion to a staggering Rs66.43 billion. In a letter addressed to the KP government, the PDA stated that the team leader of BRT has prepared PC1 for the revised fund. Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT) was started in December 2017 by the then PTI government with an estimated cost of Rs49.3 billion and its entire work will be completed by February 2019. A BRT corridor is a section of road or contiguous roads served by a bus route or multiple bus routes with a minimum length of 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) that has dedicated Similarly, Rs1.35bn will be required for consultant supervision. The Supreme Court had stopped the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from probing alleged irregularities in the BRT project. The cost of purchasing and dismantling the old buses in the city has increased from Rs1,068 million to Rs1,120 million. The revised PC-I will be discussed by the CDWP Monday (today). The original approved PC-I was to be funded jointly by the ADB and Government of KP. 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