The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa archaeology department has introduced a rickshaw service that takes passengers on Peshawar’s paved heritage trail from Ghanta Ghar to Gor Gathri. Tourists will be able to catch a ride for a nominal Rs10.
In the first phase, 12 rickshaws were provided by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police. The rickshaws will run round the clock.
The department’s aim is to highlight the importance of the heritage trail. Heavy vehicles plying on the heritage trail route put the project in danger, as the tiled floors were damaged.
A meeting of the archaeology department and other stakeholders was chaired by Chief Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch last week. It was decided that until Peshawar’s wall city authority is formed, the heritage trail project will be looked after by the archaeology department. The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar and district government will provide assistance.
The tehsil municipal administration will provide six people for cleaning and the district administration will provide 20 staffers for security.
The KP police have decided to provide 12 rickshaws for this project and the archaeology department is responsible for decorating them. The department will provide space near Gor Gathri for parking, which will be handled by tehsil municipal administration.