Only 6% work done on BRT in last six months

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PESHAWAR: As the year 2019 ends on Tuesday (today), it has been found out that only six percent work was done on the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in last six months due to delay in issuance of funds to the contractors. The mega project of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government – which was started during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s previous term in the province – has been surrounded by controversies and problems since the beginning. The initial estimated cost of the project was Rs 49 billion which has now surged to Rs 68 billion. The government has decided to conduct a forensic audit of the planned undertaking through the Asian Development Bank (ADB).–Agencies