PM inaugurates Burhan-Shah Maqsood interchange
HARIPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has on Wednesday inaugurated the 47-kilometre-long Burhan-Shah Maqsood Interchange of Hazara Motorway, which will connect northern areas with major seaports in the country’s South.
The prime minister unveiled the plaque of the interchange at Lora Chowk, located at a distance of some 13 kilometers from Haripur.
The Hazara Motorway is an important segment of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and is the second project that attained successful completion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the M-1 motorway.
The total length of six-lane Hazara Motorway (Burhan-Havelian) is 57 kilometers and is being completed in three phases. The first package is from Burhan to Jhari Kas (20.40 km), second package from Jhari Kas to Sarai Saleh (19.20 km) and the third one is from Sarai Saleh to Havelian (17.10 km).
The Hazara Motorway comprises 30 bridges and flyovers, 31 underpasses and 157 box culverts. The Burhan-Shah Maqsood section has been completed in less than three years.