ISLAMABAD: The remaining 12km under-construction section of Hazara Motorway is almost complete and it will likely be opened for traffic in May.
Talking to APP, National Highway Authority (NHA) Member Motorway North Shahid Ehsan said by completing this portion, the Hazara Motorway would become fully operational and provide a modern six-lane road facility to the people of Havelian, Abbottabad and Mansehra.
A 47km section of the Hassanabdal-Havelian Motorway, commonly known as the Hazara Motorway, was opened for traffic from Burhan to Shah Maqsood interchange in December last year.
For timely construction of the motorway, it was divided into three packages out of which two packages were completed last year, but the third was delayed due to difficult terrain.
Ehsan said total length of the Hazara Motorway from Hassanabdal to Havelian would be 59.1 kilometres. The project would have five interchanges with toll plazas at entrance and exit points.He said a section up to Mansehra of Havelian-Thakot Motorway would be opened for traffic by May next year.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2018.