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Peshawar BRT employees are working double shifts with no holidays

April 15, 2019

The people working on the Peshawar BRT project have been ordered to work in double shifts with no holidays till the project is completed. 

The director-general of the Peshawar Development Authority won’t get any days off either.

The project was inaugurated in October 2017 and former CM Pervaiz Khattak had announced that it would be completed within six months. The deadline has been extended five times since then.

Related: BRT Peshawar engineer resigns over ‘huge corruption’ in project

A team had inspected the project recently on the orders of incumbent CM Mahmood Khan. The team said, in its report, that the people’s money is being wasted because of poor planning and negligence.

On April 2, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government dismissed its transport secretary over delays in the construction of the BRT project in Peshawar.

Transport and Mass Transit Secretary Kamran Rehman was removed from his post and the role was temporarily given to Board of Revenue member Fakhre Alam.

A week ago, a woman died in Peshawar after she was hit by a bus during the BRT test run, police officials confirmed.

Related: No more limbo for people using Peshawar’s BRT underpass

The woman, who worked as a maid at a nearby bungalow, was hit by a bus when she was crossing the BRT corridor in Hayatabad. The grills have not been installed around the corridor yet.

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    Faisal akhunzada   April 15, 2019 6:32 pm/ Reply

    They are doing 4 hours extra time and
    And getting 8 hours pay.
    They are doing human voilation

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    Ahmadrabi   April 15, 2019 9:41 pm/ Reply

    But the government must think about the workers because they have families and family problems if someone need holidays to solve their problems without free time it looks impossible
    Long live Pakistan

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    Shamshad khan   April 15, 2019 11:11 pm/ Reply

    BRT employees or the construction firm,s… Please

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    Shahkar Khan   April 16, 2019 10:47 am/ Reply

    Jab BRT complete hojaige to sarray gilay shikway khatam hojaingay q k ye Pakistan ka wahid mansoba ha Jo Ithna kam waqth ma complete Hua Aw Baqi bat rahe corruption ke to inkaaay baapo na sir juka diay ha Hukamat e Waqt k Samny ye tho unkay mulazimo k b nechy ha torra sa time do president IK ko.

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    Faisal akhunzada   April 16, 2019 3:44 pm/ Reply

    What duoble shift means
    Doing 12 hours job and taking 8 hours pay.

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    Faisal akhunzada   April 16, 2019 3:48 pm/ Reply

    Its 3 years project
    It will complete in 3 please do not listen to politicians they are all liars.

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