PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Thursday, which is the flagship project of the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to make daily commute easier for the locals. Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan congratulated the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government especially Defence Minister Pervez Khattak for 3rd generation transport facility in Peshawar. He said the fare of BRT is affordable for common people and students. Imran Khan said the BRT hybrid buses will reduce pollution besides solving the traffic issues in the city. Later, the prime minister inspected the buses, ticketing system and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for commuters. Earlier the Prime Minister was briefed that the route of BRT is a twenty-seven-kilometer-long main corridor with thirty stations. Initially, 220 air-conditioned buses will ply on the corridor. Free Wi-Fi and mobile charging facilities have also been arranged for travellers. More than three-hundred thousand commuters will use BRT on a daily basis. Governor & Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federal Ministers Pervez Khattak, and Noorul Haq Qadri were also present on this occasion. The distribution of travel cards among the citizens for traveling in BRT buses has also started. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to distribute a total of 100,000 travel card. Earlier, the prime minister was scheduled to cut the ribbon of the BRT project in June 2020, but it was delayed due to the coronavirus. BRT’s inaugural has been delayed nine times. Shaukat Yousafzai also visited various stations of the BRT bus, meeting people and reviewing the ongoing operation in the stations. “The first 200,000 BRT ZU cards are being distributed free to the public,” he informed. “Apart from the general public, women and students will benefit the most from BRT who will travel in comfort and safety.” The provincial minister also visited the BRT central room where the entire BRT would be monitored and security would be reviewed. He said that the BRT would reach Hayatabad from Chamkani in 45 minutes.