Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Transport and Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain has strictly directed the authorities concerned of the transport department to take immediate steps for security, cleanliness and passenger lounge in the Peshawar Bus Terminal (PBT). Similarly, also expedite work on the PC- I of remodelling of the said bus terminal without any further delay.
He issued these directives while chairing a meeting of the Road Transport Board (RTB) at Peshawar on Friday. The meeting besides Secretary Transport, Zafar Iqbal, was also attended by the members of the RTB. The meeting formally debated upon the matters relating to transport sector as well as strengthening of the newly created transport department.
The Transport Minister maintained that the PBT would be made a standard model bus terminal in real sense where all the stakeholders including passengers would have the required facilities. He clarified that the income generated from PBT, would be spent on its renovation and improvement. He on this occasion also ordered the installation of Central Exhaust System in the main hall, starting of canteen, renovation of the waiting room of the passengers and special uniform for the management and administration of PBT. He further ordered to create posts as per requirement of the PBT and there should be the post of female security guard also.
Mian Iftikhar said that RTB was a policy making forum and it would be activated so as we could easily implemented on the project of transport sector. He added that unfortunately in the past the functions and powers of transport department were scattered and were resting with different departments which would be reallocated to the transport department by making it an income generating body of the province. The minister clarified that the PBT was challenge for transport department and we, Insha Allah will give a standard bus terminal to the public at metropolis from where they could travel to their destination with honour, dignity and all possible facilities.
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