Category Archives: Public Transport

Achievements of KPK Govt (Official Presentation)

A detailed KPK Govt OFFICIAL published presentation listing out the various achievements of the KPK Govt since being elected into power. Our website (kpkprogress) highlights most of the news related to these achievements grouped into various categories.

  • Significant ones:
    • 57% public satisfaction (top of the list)
    • 25 new bills (RTI, RTS, Ehtesab Bill, etc.)
    • Police reforms (online FIR with statistics, Schools of Intelligence and Investigation)
    • Record Revenue Collection of 32 billion as compared to 11 billion in the last year
    • Change from most corrupt province in 2010 to no reported corruption in 2014 (Transparency International Pakistan)
    • Child School Enrolment program resulted in 300000 new enrolments
    • Education (IMU, Hiring of 16000 new teachers)
    • Infrastructure (Peshawar Mass Transit ground breaking expected in Dec 2014)
    • 900 Trafic Wardens trained to be on roads in September 2014
    • And others (Environment, Sports, Power, Tourism, …)
  • Available here:
  • Alternate link to download: 234434087-KPK-Achievements

Peshawar Rapid Mass Transit Sytem – Details and Current Status

Current Status:

Full project details available at: Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Complete Project Details

  • Total 6 corridors
  • Completion time: 3 years
  • Total cost: Rs. 630 billion (“About cost of the project CM assured that besides the efficient utilization of the available resources and savings due to the anti-corruption and transparency policies of the PTI-led coalition govt, additional funds would also be made available. He said our party chairman Imran Khan was also taking keen interest in this crucial project.)


  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured $1m as grant for its feasibility
  • Soft loan of $7m in case of progress on it

Corridor#1 : Chamkani <—> Hayatabad (26 km)

Corridor#2 ( Chamkani, GT road, Sonehri Masjid road, Sir Syed Road and Jamrud road)

Corridor#3 : Warsak road <—> Kohat road (via Saddar, AK Afridi road)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#4 : Charsadda road <—> Bara road terminal near ring road (via Saddar)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#5 : inner city circular road and ring road (will be completed in 5 phases)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here

Corridor#6 : Chamkani <—> Hayatabad (same as rail track on corridor#1)

  • Road Track
  • updates will be added here





Consultants to conduct feasibility of Peshawar Sky-rail

Full project details available at: Peshawar Mass Transit System – Project Details

Understanding Rapid Mass Transit Systems

  • Trains: rail-based transit systems, elevated or underground, are stratospherically expensive.
  • Subway lines, on average, cost between $100m to $250m per kilometre. The upcoming phase of Delhi Metro would cost $163m per km.
  • Assuming that it would cost $150m per km, how much would the 27-km Lahore Metrobus have cost if it were rail-based? Rs405 billion.
  • China has built 14 BRT systems since 2000 (Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou)
  • India has built 5 (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Pune, six under construction and eight in the pipeline)
  • Jakarta ->TransJakarta which has 12 corridors, totaling 172km, served by 520 buses that carried 310,000 passengers per day in 2011.
  • Lahore Metro: Good in facilities
    • barrier-controlled
    • automated off-board fare collection
    • a service interval of less than 2 minutes in peak hours
    • a segregated right-of-way
    • modern stations with well-designed signage
    • information systems and a precision bus docking system synchronised with sliding
    • automated glass doors that give it the look and feel of a subway station.
  • Lahore Metro: Flaws
    • BRT corridors need to be part of a larger transit system with feeder services. It has also been designed ad hoc, independent of land-use patterns
    • Environmental feasibilities, a pre-requisite, were completed halfway through the construction
    • the unending stretch of iron bars does look ugly. Unfortunately, they are imperative to enforce the segregated right-of-way, and avoid accidents involving adventurous citizens crossing the passage. Once we all learn to be law-abiding, the iron bars could be replaced with low-rise kerb stones.
    • one-way fare, irrespective of distance, is Rs 40 (it is Rs.20?). While that may be high for travelling between two or three stations, an auto-rickshaw, the only other alternative in Lahore in most cases, would cost far more.