Video: Meet the barber who has a shop in desolate underpass of BRT

As adequate security arrangements by the provincial government left a BRT underpasses desolated, a barber has set up a shop there.

  • As adequate security arrangements by the provincial government left BRT underpasses desolated.
  • A man saw an opportunity, setting up his own barber shop there.
  • The Hashnagri underpass now has its very own barbershop.


Making the most out of the opportunity, a man who was struggling to make his ends meet has set up a barber shop in desolated BRT underpass. Lack of adequate security arrangements by the provincial government left the underpass built after Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bleak and desolated. But this one man knew what to do.

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The mega project has been under criticism for its sluggish progress and casual safety standards. Despite being brought to notice, the administration has failed to cater to the need. Desolate passes and accidents are a recurrent sight.

Hashnagri BRT underpass and its very own barber shop:

While people saw discomfort, he saw an opportunity. Hashnagri underpasses’ own barber shop garners quite a lot of customers due to its unique location, and even more now, as it rose to social media fame.

With a few chairs and a mirror, the shop entertains those who use the underpass as an alternative to cross the road.

BRT and safety standards:

Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Finance, Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra, highlighted the same issue recently, pointing towards the negligence of security standards after the recent incident. A crane sustained injuries after heavy metal plates of an under-construction track of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project collapsed and fell on a parked car past Monday.

”Today, around 7 pm, a cycle track platform at Shuba fell down from a crane while being lifted. One car was damaged. Despite flagging this several times, safety standards aren’t followed on BRT as they should. This is unacceptable, and we will take action,” he said.

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