CEO Message

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead TransPeshawar, a highly professional organization with a dedicated team of 74 employees and several outsourcing partners.

Zu Peshawar – the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit System was inaugurated on 13 August 2020 and has since proven to be a significant initiative in providing safe, affordable, inclusive, and reliable transportation for the residents of the city.

The Peshawar BRT system stands out as the first of its kind in Pakistan, representing the 3rd Generation of Bus Rapid Transit. With a fleet of 244 environment-friendly diesel-hybrid buses, the system operates on 15 routes, serving over 300,000 passengers daily, of which 30% are women. This system serves as a lifeline for the residents of Peshawar in their daily lives, especially for vulnerable segments such as those living below the poverty line, women, children, and people with disabilities. Moreover, the Peshawar BRT offers unique features like a bicycle sharing system for last-mile connectivity and a user-friendly mobile app that enables passengers to plan their journeys and track real-time bus/bicycle locations while facilitating fare payments.

In addition to the overwhelming response from the general public, Zu Peshawar has garnered international recognition for its high-quality services, inclusive, and user-friendly. To date, the system has received five international awards, including the Gold Standard BRT Award from the Institute for Transportation Development Policy (ITDP), an honorable mention in the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) from ITDP (twice in 2022 and also 2024), and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee, Best Smart Ticketing Program Award from Transport Ticketing Global, and the prestigious Prize for Cities Award by the World Resources Institute.

As the Chief Executive Officer, I sincerely hope that, with the support of the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, our partners, consultants, and the entire TransPeshawar team, we can continue delivering the best transportation services to the people of Peshawar.

Chief Executive Officer