Nawaz to open motorway section on 3rd

At present, the government is spending Rs1,200 billion on various roads infrastructure


Our Correspondent February 02, 2017
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pictured alongside senior PML-N leaders. PHOTO: PPI

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the completed section of the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) on February 3, the premier’s office announced in a press statement on Wednesday.

The 75-kilometre section of M-9 which has been completed includes four interchanges – Dadabhoy Interchange, Industrial Valley Interchange, Nooriabad Interchange and Thano Bola Khan Interchange.

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These interchanges will provide access to various areas including Kirthar National Park, Jhampeer, Lake Keenjhar and Thano Ahmed Khan. Five bridges and two trauma centres – at Nooriabad and Damba Goth – have also been completed as part of this section.

Work on the 136km Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway project was begun on Sept 17, 2016, and is expected to be ready by March 17, 2018 at a cost of Rs36 billion. Construction work has also been started on a 120km patch including interchanges, five bridges, 197 km service road and plantation on 40km.

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At present, the government is spending Rs1,200 billion on various roads infrastructure, which, it claims, will change the economic outlook of the country.

The under-construction motorway projects include Thakot-Havelian, Lahore-Abdul Hakeem (M-3), Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), Gojra-Shorkot and Shorkot-Khanewal. Upon completion of these projects, the total length of the motorways will reach 2,000 km.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2017.

COMMENTS (10)

Sultan Mahmood | 4 years ago | Reply Every child in pakistan must be provided with proper free education.
Muneer | 4 years ago | Reply @pervaiz.: From my personal experience condition,education and health facilities,even within city and intra city transport system were far better before first motorway than in Feb 2017.
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