Work on 20 NHA projects worth Rs 1,140 billion started during past three years

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (APP): During past three years work on 20
National Highway Authority (NHA) motorways and highways projects
having 3,047 kilometre length had been started.
Talking to APP NHA spokesman Kashif Zaman said that these
projects would cost Rs 1,140.74 billion and on their completion
would help improve regional connectivity.
He said project of recarpetting and renovations of Lahore-
Islamabad Motorway launched in 2014 has already been completed.The
length of the project was 357 KM and it cost Rs 46 billion.
Among the under-construction projects,he said, include 59 Km
Burhan-Havelian Motorway also known as Hazara Motorway which would
be completed by end of 2017. Similarly work on 120 km Havelian-
Thakot section of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is going on and
would cost Rs 136 billion,he added.
He said that work on Hakla-D.I Khan started last year and the
285 km project costing Rs 129 billion would be completed in 2018.
PC-I of 210 km D.I.Khan-Zhob section of N-50 has been prepared
and its work is likely to start this year.The project cost is
estimated to be Rs 81 billion,the NHA spokesman said.
About 89 kilometre Sialkot-Lahore motorway will cost Rs 44
billion and its work started last year.
He said that under construction 230 km Lahore-Multan Motorway
will cost Rs 148 billion. Under-construction 62 km Gojra-Shorkot
section of Faisalabad_Multan Motorway (M-4) would cost Rs 17.5
billion while its 64 km Shorkot-Khanewal section would cost 22
billion.
At procurement stage Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway project (M-6)
will be 296 km long and it would cost Rs 163 billion.
Under construction 136 km Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway to be
completed this year would cost Rs 36 billion.Jaglot-Skardu Highway
(S-1) is at procurement stage and its length is 164 km and cost Rs
32 billion. Balance work of 135 km Raikot-Thakot (N-35) is at
planning stage and would cost Rs 8 billion.
The NHA spokesman said that procurement process of 16 km
Lahore Eastern Bypass project has been completed.The project would
cost 12.2 billion.
Zhob-Mughalkot (N-50) is 81 km long while its length is about
81 km.
He said that 128 km under-construction Qila Saifullah-Waigum
Rud Motorway (N-70) would cost 7.52 km while 32 km Rakhi Gaaj-Bewata would cost 23.5 km.The 200 km Yakmach-Kharan highway is another important under construction road which would cost 13.76 billion.
Khuzdar-Basima Highway will form part of the CPEC would be 110
km long and would cost RS 19.76 billion,he added.