The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is ready to launch a pink bus service for women.
The move was made on the idea of allowing women to travel hassle-free and easily within the city. The decision to launch the bus service came after a donation of buses from Japan. Although the plan was originally supposed to be implemented in Peshawar, it was transferred to Mardan and Abbottabad because of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, which is currently being carried out in Peshawar. The decision for the transfer of the project came from the previous chief minister Pervez Khattak.
The pink bus service project is expected to begin operations in other cities of the province.
Concerning the BRT project, the first buses reached Peshawar from Karachi on Wednesday, February 6th. The buses used for this project have been taken from China and include modern amenities such as ramps for wheelchairs.
In the current route of the BRT project, buses will move between Chamkani and Karkhano. However, under the completion of the entire project, the route will be scheduled to extend from Chamkani to Firdos Market.
The project is now entering the final phase of completion and is being observed by the chief minister of KP, Mahmood Khan, who reiterated that the project is due to begin operations in mid to late March.