Pakistan

PM to inaugurate completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad motorway

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorways (M-9) on February 3.

The 75-kilometre completed section of M-9 from Lucky Cement has four interchanges. The Dada Bhoy, Industrial Valley, Nooriabad and Thano Bola Khan Interchange have been completed on this section.

These interchanges will provide access to various areas including Kithar National Park, Jhimpir, Keenjhar Jheel and Thano Ahmed Khan. In addition, five bridges while two trauma centres at Nooriabad and Damba Goth have also been completed.

The 136-km Karachi-Hyderabad motorway project commenced on September 17, 2015, and is expected to be completed by March 17, 2018 at a cost of Rs. 36 billion.

The construction on the 120km section has started including interchanges, five bridges, 197 km service road and plantations on forty km.

The federal government is spending Rs. 1200 billion on various roads infrastructure, which will change the economic outlook of the country.

The under construction motorways projects include Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), Thakot-Havelian, Lahore-Abdul Hakeem (M-3), Gojra-Shorkot and Shorkot-Khaniwal.

After the completion of these projects, the total length of motorways will reach 2000 km.

The National Highways Authority has been directed to pursue these projects of immense national importance.

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