Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Transport, Mian Iftikhar Hussain formally inaugurated the installation of electronic payment system and upgradation of Peshawar Bus Terminal at Peshawar on Friday. The electronic system would play a major role in eliminating the menace of overcharging along with favourable behaviour change.
Electronic fee collection from vehicles would take place on the spot through hand held devices of specified functionality. Similarly, due to upgradation of Peshawar Bus Terminal, the state of the art travelling facilities would also be available to passengers and transporters. Besides a large number of transporters Secretary Transport, Azmat Hanif Orakzai and Director Transport were also present.
Addressing a function held on this occasion, Mian Iftikhar said that transport was such a business with whom a large number of people of this province were attached and was a major source of income for the Pashtoons throughout the country, but this profession has been defamed.
He added that it is our first priority to make this profession a honurable and transparent one. He said that we would evolved such a comprehensive system to make it corruption free profession and bring favourable behaviour change in it.
The Provincial Minister said that government would establish a transport complex where every kind of modern facility would be available to transporters and passengers. The Minister said that when assumed the charge of transport ministry a few months ago there were no powers with the department and it was dead one we strive hard for its reorganization, activation and empowerment.
He said that ban was imposed on route permit for vehicles and now we are introducing computerized system for route permits on January 5, 2012 to ensure transparent, systematic and easy issuance of route permit. Secretary Transport also addressed on this occasion.
It is noteworthy that the electronic payment system of fee was to introduce with partnership of A2Z. Similarly upgradation of Peshawar bus terminal include renovation of main hall, establishment, modernization and renovation of washrooms, canteen, mosques and drainage system.
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