PM to inaugurate completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorways tomorrow

01 Feb, 2017 9:10 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorways (M-9) on February 3.

Four interchanges – Dada Bhoy Interchange, Industrial Valley Interchange, Nooriabad Interchange and Thano Bola Khan Interchange – have been completed on this section. These interchanges will provide access to various areas, including Keer Thar National Park, Jhmpeer, Kinjhar Jheel and Thano Ahmed Khan.

In addition, five bridges while two Trauma Centres at Nooriabad and Damba Goth have also been completed.

The 136km Karachi-Hyderabad Motorways project was commenced on September 17, 2015 which is expected to be completed by March 17, 2018 with a cost of Rs 36 billion. Construction on 120km has started including interchanges, five bridges, 197km service road and plantation on 40km.

At present, the government is spending Rs 1,200 billion on various roads infrastructure, which will change the economic outlook of the country. The under construction motorways projects include Thakot-Havelian, Lahore-Abdul Hakeem (M-3), Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), Gojra-Shorkot and Shorkot-Khaniwal. After the completion of these projects, the total length of motorways will reach 2000 km.

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