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Traders say work on BRT project affecting business activities in Peshawar

Traders say work on BRT project affecting business activities in Peshawar
January 11, 2018

PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has said the traders are facing a lot of difficulties due to ongoing work on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Peshawar.

The representatives of the SCCI said this during a briefing by Traffic Police on BRT project on Wednesday. They said traffic problems in Peshawar are going out of control and urged the need for finding a solution to the problem through consultations.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Yasir Afridi said all the planning for managing traffic was made prior to the launching of the project that is why no massive traffic jam has been witnessed since initiation of work in November. He said 1,300 traffic police personnel have been deployed in the city to ensure smooth flow of traffic. He said the people are also informed about alternative routes through various means.

BRT project adviser Aqeel Younis while briefing the traders said most of the work on the project is being carried out during night-time to minimise traffic issues. He assured that U-turns from Chamkani to Firdous Chowk will be reopened within three weeks. He said trade activities in Peshawar will increase by five times after completion of the project.

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