Peshawar Mass Transit

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Peshawar Metro
پشاور میٹرو
Overview
Locale Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 5
Operation
Operation will start 2016
Technical
System length 18.4 km
Track gauge Standard gauge

Peshawar Mass Transit (Urdu: پشاور میٹرو‎) or Peshawar Mass Transit System (PMTS) is a proposed mass rapid transit system for the city of Peshawar. The project has been approved by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Peshawar Metro will be a comprehensive system for rapid movement of mass transport on the five different routes in Peshawar.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

Peshawar is the capital of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and the administrative and economic hub of this area. The population of Peshawar city is approximately 2 million, and it is located at 34.0117°N, 71.5389°E with an area of 1,257 sq.km (485.3 sq miles). Peshawar is situated in a large valley between the eastern edge of the Iranian plateau and the Indus Valley, near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, Renowned in Persian as "City on the Frontier", Peshawar's strategic location on the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia has made it one of the most culturally vibrant and lively cities in the greater region.

Planning and Construction[edit]

Organization[edit]

Board of Directors[edit]

Routes[edit]

Metro Bus[edit]

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government approved construction of the 26 kilometer highway alongside the existing railway track to run the Metrobus from Nasirpur to Karkhano Market in Hayatabad. The project will be completed under a Public Private Partnership with an estimated cost of Rs14 billion.[1] Phase 1 will extend from Hayatabad's Karkhano Market to Cantonment and will be completed in six months. Phase 2 will extend from Cantonment to Nasirpur and will be completed in nine months.[2]

Metro Train[edit]

A fast paced monorail system on GT Road Peshawar. The monorail route between Chamkani and Karkhano Market links all major commercial hubs in the city. This service is aimed to provide fast commute to Students, Working class, business and commercial commuters travelling from one end of the city to the other in a shorter period than usual bus or personal conveyance. This service is hoped to help reduce the use and reliance on personal cars by middle and upper class residents of the city, thus helping reduce burden on over congested road infrastructure in the city. The pre-feasibility study for this project has been completed and a full scale feasibility study is underway. The construction on the project is due to start in February 2015 a to be completed in a three years period with an approximate cost of Rs. 14 billion.

Peshawar Metro has proposed an elevated route spanning 27km km from Chamkani to Hayatabad with 12 stations.[175] All platforms will be 70 metres (230 ft) long.

Map of Peshawar
  • BSicon KINTa.svg Chamkani Terminal
  • BSicon DST.svg Chughalpura Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Haji Camp Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Hastnagari Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Firdous Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Nishter Hall Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Saddar Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Takal Station
  • BSicon DST.svg Peshawar University Station
  • BSicon KINTe.svg Hayatabad Terminal

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