BRT Peshawar bus ride is at your own risk

Islamabad (Ansar Abbasi) Once ready, Peshawar will ride on the BRT bus on its duty as the government report has identified serious flaws in the design of the project worth Rs 66 billion. It has been warned that there is also the risk of collisions, bus service disruptions, floods and other world ahmed
 BRT Peshawar bus ride is at your own risk

There are no internationally recognized facilities for senior citizens (senior citizens) and people with disabilities at various stations.

Busy tiles are used at bus stations so passengers are at risk of slipping so they can be considered dangerous for seniors and children; crossing roads, overhead bridges when designing bus stations. Facilities like building, U-turn and parking were not taken care of.

The Auditor General of Pakistan reports that the design of the bus stations is non-standard, blind turns have been made which have the risk of colliding face-to-face with the buses.

The report also said that ADB representatives had also pointed out at various BRT transit points that it would be impossible for the two buses to move at the turning point while keeping pace. Vehicle defects can cause a collision in the vehicle which will affect the operational capabilities of the BRT system.current world news

According to the report, ADB representatives say that the height of the ladder at the bus stations and the width is not consistent with the steps, this situation is extremely dangerous in security.current world news

In addition, soft steel and industrial flooring used in the project are also not acceptable. The report said that there was no easy access for senior citizens and people with disabilities at various stations.

It has been pointed out that facilities offered around the world such as elevators, ramps and stairs were not provided at BRT stations for unknown reasons.

According to the report, ADB representatives stated that the Kassel Kerb for the ride on the road is essential for safe and easy ride and for this purpose between the sidewalk and the bus platform. Space and surface should be balanced and low.

According to the ADB mission, all the castles of the BRT station are almost non-standard, so their purpose is lost.

The report adds that another serious flaw in the design is that facilities such as crossing the road, building overhead bridges, U-turns and parking were not provided. The result will be a disruption to the BRT service and create problems for pedestrians and Utah takers.

The report also indicated that the University Road was submerged during the rainy season due to poor drainage management.

Incomplete / non-existent drainage system was identified at all upper stations of BRT Corridor. In addition to the Project Implementation Unit, ADB also mentioned that no channel was also provided to collect rain water at BRT stations.

In addition, the ceilings of the station are not smooth, which makes it difficult to see and does not have rainwater harvesting. According to the report, ADB representatives also defied the design of the bus stations.

Excessive use of glass in the design of the station will generate heat in the indoor environment, causing the temperature inside the stations to rise significantly.

Originally it was talked about putting tiles on bus stations that are lubricated and not shiny, but cheap and greasy porcelain tiles are installed at bus stations.

The Asian Development Bank has indicated in its Progress Review Report (Progress Review) that these smooth and shiny tiles are not safe for seniors and children as well as people with disabilities.

Audit report also mentioned project quality and stated that cheap materials were used for shadows at bus stations and on BRT corridors; forest quality and design installed on guard rail / corridor sides are poor. ۔

The ADB team had instructed the PIU / PMCSC to install a fence on the rest of the corridor that no one could cross or cut because the fence that was planted could be easily removed. May be prone to sabotage.

The report also mentions the construction of non-standard illumination, as well as the fact that the columns made at the staging stage may be damaged, causing the entire structure to fail.

A few days ago, The News published an audit report of the BRT Peshawar which stated that irregular payments worth billions of rupees were made, damages were made, unauthorized changes were made and money was wasted.

The report pointed out that there was a flaw in the project planning and construction work was started without detailed engineering design. The Asian Development Bank had, at the time, mentioned the concerns that political pressure to carry out the project due to the general elections of 2018 will have a negative impact on the project's design and implementation.

The Asian Development Bank also did not want the detailed engineering design (DED) to be developed on the basis of initial design.

But the provincial government nevertheless ignored such warnings and proved that its planning process was so hollow that the authorities could not determine the proper and acceptable time for completion.