ECNEC approves two KP motorways

ISLAMABAD: Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) of the Cabinet Friday approved a summary sponsored by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regarding Peshawar-D.I.Khan Motorway to be executed by the Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority (PHA) at a total cost of Rs 276.529 billion.

The project envisages the construction of 360 km long, 06-lane dual carriageway from Peshawar to Dera Ismail Khan and will pass through District Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and terminate at Dera Ismail Khan.

The scope of work includes the construction of tunnels, underpasses. The construction of motorway will enhance trade & tourism and also generate employment opportunities during and after the construction of the road project. The improved road connectivity will increase economic prospects for the local population.

ECNEC also approved summary regarding construction of Dir Motorway, sponsored by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and executed by Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority (PHA) amounting to Rs.38.991 billion.  

The project envisages construction of 29.377 km long, 04-lane dual carriageway which starts from Chakdara and ends at Rabat, District Dir.

The scope of work includes construction of bridges, tunnels, underpasses and cross road flyovers. The entire project is located in the lower Dir region. The above-mentioned project will enhance road connectivity and promote tourism. – APP