PESHAWAR, 18 January: The design of the Rs41 billion Peshawar Metro Bus project has been finalised, Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) said.

The PDA Director General Director General Manzoor Wattoo said while addressing a press conference at his office on Tuesday that the track of the Metro Bus will be completed within 10 months. He said Chamkani-Balahisar track will be completed in the first phase, Cantt-Aman Chowk track will be completed in the second phase and track leading to Phase-III in Hayatabad will be completed in the third phase.

Mr Wattoo said an international standard park will also be established in Hayatabad along with the Metro Bus track. He said property dealers, not the local people, are protesting against the project. He said these property dealers have obtained lease documents of the land in connivance with some officials of the department.

He said notices have been sent to four officers of the department for involvement in this practice and further inquiry against them is underway.