The fate of Peshawar’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) continues to be undecided as the KP provincial government tries to iron out the various setbacks in its completion.
As a result, the already standing structures have been left desolate with no security keeping an eye on them. A poor man saw this an opportunity and set up a barbershop in the Hashnagri underpass which is used by locals to cross the road.
The shop, which consists of a few chairs and a mirror, has gained popularity on social media and the city and is being visited by many.
The BRT authorities have not reacted to the barbershop yet.
Meanwhile, more than a year has passed since the initial launch date of the much-awaited service. Launched with the Asian Development Bank’s assistance, the project had been announced by then Chief Minister Pervez Khattak who had said that the 26 km long project would be completed by April 2018. However, to date the project appears to be nowhere near completion.