BRT Peshawar receives International Recognition

F.P. Report

Peshawar: Bus Rapid Transit Project Peshawar with its unparalleled services and standards getting recognized on International Level. The system is providing services to more than 250,000 commuters on daily basis.
Each year, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. Committee members evaluate nominations and decide on the STA winner and the honorable mention. The committee is composed of a prestigious international cadre of experts representing the most highly regarded organizations in the sustainable transport and urban development field.
“Peshawar BRT has been internationally recognized as “Honorable Mention” for Sustainable Transport Award 2022 for implementing innovative sustainable transport projects for facilitating mobility and reducing the environmental pollution. In this regard, the ceremony was held in Washington in which TransPeshawar took part virtually.
Moreover, Provincial Minister Finance and Health Mr. Taimur Saleem Khan also gave a video message in the formal ceremony which was aired by the ITDP. Provincial Minister acknowledged the independent role of ITDP in selecting Peshawar, Pakistan for its sustainable transport. He explained that this is the success of Prime Minister Mr.Imran Khan’s government as the BRT project was formed on an environment-friendly basis. The system is a resolve to thousands of commuters by providing state of the art public transport services also facilitating the public by providing them environment-friendly micro-mobility services. He added that we will expand this project. Peshawar BRT has been nominated out of 38 cities which includes cities from India, USA, Russia, Canada, South Korea, etc Provincial Minister Health and Finance said that this is a matter of honor and pride for Pakistan & TransPeshawar and undoubtedly the untiring efforts of Government of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”. Spokesperson TransPeshawar stated that getting recognized on an international platform competing with 38 nominees/countries BRT Peshawar stands out as a result of its untiring and tireless efforts of providing exceptional public transport services and playing an integral role in the socio-economic development of the city. The Honorable Mention is surely a matter of Pride for Pakistan.