Development Projects/ADP (Completed and Implemented)
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.
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.
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.