TransPeshawar is all set to kick off Peshawar BRT Operations– issues letter of award for System Control Goods and Services (SCGS)

TransPeshawar is all set to kick off Peshawar BRT Operations– issues letter of award for System Control Goods and Services (SCGS)

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The buses are in final stages of delivery to Peshawar, vehicle operating company has been finalized and now SCGS service provider is also in place.

December 13, 2018, Peshawar– TransPeshawar (TP) Board of Directors finalizes hiring of SCGS vendor for Peshawar BRT. One of key vendors for BRT system, the contractor will be responsible for design, supply, installation, operation, and maintenance of the four major project components for the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit System including intelligent transport and fare systems. These four sub-systems will include: a) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), including systems for real-time passenger information, fleet scheduling, and fleet management; b) Fare system, including electronic fare media, mobile app, automatic fare collection, electronic fare validation, and settlement and clearance processing.; c) Station Management, including station and corridor passenger services, physical security, CCTV camera,  general cleaning and light maintenance, and landscaping; and d) Bicycle Sharing System, including quality bicycle sharing vehicles, docked bicycle stations, electronic card media, and a fleet redistribution system.

TP is committed to integrate state-of-the-art technology as well as gender/social inclusion in project – ensuring women friendly services with at least 20 % females’ participation in jobs

SCGS company for entire corridor was procured based on the competitive process as per Asian Development Bank procurement rules. Later, in 13th Board meeting of TransPeshawar, the TP Board unanimously approved the SCGS operator. SCGS is a Joint Venture (JV) of M/s Beijing Santel Technology & Trading Corp – M/s LMK Resources Pakistan (Private) Limited and M/s Beijing E-Hualu Information Technology Co. LTD. The JV comprising of two Chinese and one Pakistani company, has an experience of managing similar global public transport systems particularly in China.  The JV will be on board for 10 years, in line with the warranty of equipments.

As the construction work is progressing fast, we are aligning operational requirements for BRT system simultaneously. The buses are in final stages of delivery to Peshawar, vehicle operating company has been finalized and now SCGS service provider is also in place. Like other contracts, we have built-in penalties in the contract to safeguard the best interest of Zu (Peshawar BRT system is branded as Zu BRT) passengers as well as Zu assets,” said TP representative in a statement issued here in Peshawar today.

These include financial penalties against behavioral issues and non-compliance with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Some of critical KPIs include ensuring effective functioning of fare system, effectiveness of help line, quick resolution of problems related to systems, effective stations management including equipment safety, cleanliness, staff behavior, maintenance of station facilities, ensuring bicycles availability and safety; and ensuring integrity and transparency in reporting. Most of these penalties are set as percentages of monthly contract payment values,” the statement added.

Peshawar BRT is committed to ensure social and gender inclusion in operations. Like other contracts these considerations are also made part of this contract.  To encourage participation of women passengers, this vendor will ensure participation of at least 20 percent of women in jobs. TransPeshawar will make sure through SCGS service provider that a safe and secure environment is provided for all passengers including women friendly staff. Also, the operator will be bound to hire locals especially those who have been engaged in the public transport system currently operating in Peshawar. The contractor will also ensure employment opportunities to People with Disabilities (PWD) and other vulnerable populations in accordance with relevant laws of land.