Kabul bus rapid transit
A bus rapid transit system in the city of Kabul was envisaged for long, including in 2009, to relieve pressure on motor traffic in the fast-urbanizing city. Kabul Municipality, the Ministry of Transport, and the Japan Cooperation Agency in Afghanistan (JICA) held a joint international conference in New York City in 2016 to research and discuss a potential system. The BRT system was officially unveiled by Kabul Municipality in June 2017, which has also been referred to as Metrobus. Officials said that construction would start soon and that the system's first phase would be opened in 2018. It was reported in July 2018 that the project had been hampered by delays, and as of January 2019 it is still not yet completed.
Construction of the BRT system is split into four phases, all serving the city's main downtown district:
- Phase I: Deh Afghanan - Salang Watt Road (Baraki Square) - Sara-e Shamali
- Phase II: Baraki Square - Karte Parwan - Silo Road - Kote Sangi - Sevom Aqrab Road (Deh Mazang) - Deh Afghanan
- Phase III: Deh Afghanan - Maidan Square - Sara-e Shamali
- Phase IV: Deh Afghanan - Jadayi Maiwand - Karte Naw - Arzan Qimat
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