Govt decides to install walkthrough gates at bus terminal

Peshawar: An important meeting of Road Transport Board RTB Khyber Pukhtunkhwa was held in Peshawar o n Tuesday with Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Public Relations and Transport and Chairman of the Board Mian Iftikhar Hussain in the chair.

The meeting besides reviewing in detail the implementation status of the decisions taken in the last meeting of the board, discussed matters related to the extension of the lease period of 10 kanal land of Peshawar Bus Terminal, creation of a post of an administrator on contract basis to run the affairs of the terminal, increasing the number of security guards of the terminal, initiating civil work in the terminal, expenditures and financial position of the board, and a number of important decision were taken in this regard.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Transport, Sikandar Qayyum, Additional Secretary Law, Muhammad Arif Khattak, Deputy Secretary Finance, Nadir Rana and other concerned quarters.

The meeting unanimously approved the expenditures of the board with effect from April 2012 to November 2012 and decided to regularize the budget of the board and prepare it on the basis of financial year.

The meeting also approved the creation of a post of a full time administrator to run the affairs of the bus terminal initially for the period of six months.

It decided to award the contract of the terminal through open auction for the remaining period of the year. It also decided to hire a private consultant to initiate civil in the bus terminal. The meeting of the board approved to extend the lease period of 10 kanal land of the terminal.

Installation of water filtration plant, walk through gates and electronic boards and appointment of fifteen more security guards, a tubewell operator, plumber and other necessary staff in the terminal was also approved in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting Provincial Minister said that the provincial government had taken revolutionary steps to provide better transport facilities to the people adding that in this regard the provincial transport department has achieved a landmark within in a short period of time.

He also directed the concerned authorities to take necessary measures to improve the security and cleanliness of Peshawar Bus terminal.

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