Automation of Transport Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Computerization of Route Permits)
For establishing an efficient and effective Department for public services, Transport Department initiated a scheme in ADP "Automation of Transport Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Computerization of Route Permits)”. The main objective of the scheme is to computerize route permits, in its first phase for Peshawar, with the aim to improve overall governance, management and regulation of core transport functions like route permits, bus stands and goods forwarding agency licensing, and progressively to include drivers licenses, fitness certificates and so on. The scheme has been approved and starts functioning since 5th January, 2012 in capital city Peshawar.
Establishment of Business Development Unit in Transport Department:
In order to attain international standards for transport and allied businesses and to tab the economic potential of transport sector and to facilitate transport businesses and planning process the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved a Business Development Unit to be housed in Transport Department, which has recently started its functioning. The B.D.U is working as the Planning Wing of the Department. The Unit imitates and monitors the Transport Sectors developmental schemes and cater for the development programs portfolio of the Department.
Strengthening of Vehicular Emission Testing Station (VETS) Peshawar & Replication of VETS in D.I Khan, Mardan & Abbottabad:
The VETS Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been a pioneer effort in vehicular emission control in Pakistan. It aims to facilitate control of vehicular emission in a manner that is practical, sustainable and replicable in other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with active participation of transport owner/community. The process addresses the problem of harmful emissions through better fuel and engine efficiency, reduces maintenance requirements and to test and identify vehicles which are violating the environmental laws. VETS was established in the province in 1997 on self sustainable basis and latter on in the year 2005 its functions and network was enhanced to district Swat. VETS is a distinct entity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province as similar institutions do not exist in other Provinces.
After successful replication of VETS in Peshawar and Swat and for growth of concept to strengthen ambient inspection, checking and monitoring system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, additional VETS in Mardan, D.I.Khan and Abbottabad are being launched through the subject scheme. It will not only generate revenue to sustain operations but will enforce compliance to environmental and transport regulations to improve quality of environment and public health.
Provincial Transport Policy Study:
The nature of transport sector development is such that it is a highly integrated process. The importance of transport is that it serves as an input to development. Therefore, formulation of a "Provincial Transport Policy" would provide a well-knit policy vehicle for a coordinated economic development. An integrated Provincial Transport Policy Study, covering such departments and areas like transport, roads, urban development and planning, Excise & Taxation, environment, and so on, will be required. This will serve to provide a consistent, systematic and economically viable policy framework and guidelines facilitating every stage of future development needs.
Establishment of Transport Planning and Engineering Unit (TPU):
This scheme shall result in establishing a technical unit which will cater far for the growing needs of transport sector on scientific lines for better traffic management. TPU will also serve as PMU for Mass Transit Projects. PC-I was submitted to the P&DD. Pre PDWP meetings held twice in P&DD and PC-I was placed before PDWP on 09-10-2013, where in principle, the need for TPU was agreed . However, it was deferred for stakeholders consultation & presentation. After a lengthy stake holders consultation process, followed by a Presentation to the ACS, the PC-I was once again placed before the PDWP on 15-05-2014 which was approved with the condition to get approval of HCM on special pay package. Accordingly, summary was moved which was returned back with the direction to re-submit as and when Finance Department approves recommendations of Establishment Deptt. for revision of pay packages of project staff/project pay policy. It is added here that posts for the said projects were advertised, applications were received but funds (Rs.44.88 millions) were surrendered as further recruitment of the core technical team of highly qualified professionals was stopped due to the case pending & awaiting in respect of the revision of the project pay packages.
"F/S For Establishment of Trucking Terminal at Peshawar and DI Khan (A) PDWP 27-12-2012":
The Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is committed to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life in its urban areas especially in capital city Peshawar which is overburdened with both human as well as vehicular population in recent years. Towards this objective the Govt is coordinating for a planned urban development as one of the core components of its long-term economic development strategy. Currently the general truck stand is situated at Haji Camp Peshawar, which is in a very poor condition without required basic facilitation for the trucking industry and goods forwarding agencies. The core objective of the scheme is to purchase land for the said project is out skirts of Peshawar for the reason to facilitate the said terminals and goods forwarding agencies as well as to reduce the burden of heavy vehicles from the main arteries of the capital city. A modern trucking (Trans Freight Station) with proper facilities (mentioned in Trucking Policy), is required for Peshawar. This shall also help to generate economic activity in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an integral part of National Trade Corridor Improvement Programme (NTCIP) for trade with Central Asian State due to its strategic & geographic importance.
Establishment of Transport Complex at Peshawar under PPP:
Land measuring around 60 kanals on the main GT Road, opposite the Haji Camp Adda was the property of defunct GTS. On the orders of the Chief Minister this land has been transferred to the Transport Department. Previously the portion of land was leased out to Local Government till 30th June, 2011. The Road Transport Board has decided that lease of the subject land would not be renewed, and instead the Department would establish a Transport Complex. The complex shall consist of a modern bus stand, a good quality hotel, shopping plazas and office accommodation etc for rental purposes. The project on completion would be a perpetual source of income for the Provincial Government.
Purchase of Land For Establishment of Trucking Terminal at Peshawar:
The Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is committed to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life in its urban areas especially in capital city Peshawar which is overburdened with both human as well as vehicular population in recent years. Towards this objective the Govt is coordinating for a planned urban development as one of the core components of its long-term economic development strategy.
The objective of the scheme is to purchase land for the establishment of a modern trucking terminal in the out skirts of Peshawar for the reason to facilitate the trucking industry and business of goods forwarding agencies as well as to reduce the burden of heavy vehicles from the main arteries of the highly populated cities.
Feasibility Study for Establishment of New Dry port at Peshawar:
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s geographical position makes it a natural crossroads for major transit corridors from East to West, from North to South. The Western Route Plan of China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is also an automobile road corridor passing through the territory of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the gateway to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the said CPEC would be the D.I Khan. A largest city of DI Khan is being planned. The corridor will allow delivering of freights from China to Gulf / Central Asian Regions (CARS) states in short duration. An Inland Clarence Depot namely New Peshawar Dry port is need of the hour for facilitating the business communities of the aforementioned region, equipped with modern facilities which lacked in the current dry port being run by Pak railways in hub of the city..
Purchase of Land For Establishment of Trucking Terminal at D.I Khan:
The objective of the scheme is to purchase land for the establishment of a modern trucking terminal in the out skirts of D.I Khan, for the reason to facilitate the trucking industry and business of goods forwarding agencies as well as to reduce the burden of heavy vehicles from the main arteries of the highly populated cities.