The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Peshawar services would be resumed from October 25 on the recommendation of the bus service company.
According to the details, the spokesperson of the BRT-Peshawar said the bus manufacturing company’s inspection team has submitted its report to the government on the recent fire incidents in the BRT Peshawar project.
According to the spokesperson of the BRT Peshawar, the service was suspended on the recommendation of the manufacturers to help them inspect all buses and fix all the issues after fire incidents.
The Spokesperson said the investigation team had found that the motor capacitors/ controllers in the buses were not working properly which are being replaced with new ones.
The official said the report found that the installed capacitor was passing more electricity than needed which had led to fire eruption incidents.
On September 16th, the Kyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government temporarily suspended the Peshawar BRT service, as a technical review of the BRT buses has to be conducted for safety purposes.
Muhammad Omair, Spokesperson TransPeshawar, said, “A fresh review of BRT’s buses will be held. The safety of the passengers is the institute’s topmost priority.”
He said that a detailed review of the buses will be conducted by the company that manufactured them, adding that an investigation was also being carried out to determine why two buses of the project had caught fire earlier.
Muhammad Omair said that the BRT manufacturing company will conduct a detailed review and will also investigate why two of the project’s buses caught fire earlier.
“A comprehensive investigation and inspection of all buses will be conducted. The BRT service will be restored after it is completely cleared [from defects] from all technical angles,” said the spokesperson.
He further said that the decision of conducting a detailed review was taken for the larger interest of the citizens of Peshawar.