The federal government has approved spending PKR 2 billion on the Potha Interchange, which will connect the Hazara Motorway to the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Motorway. This was reported in the national newspapers on December 20.
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The news source said that PM Shehbaz Sharif has given permission for the Potha Interchange to be built with PKR 2 billion. The Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Motorway, which will connect Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has already been given the green light by the prime minister (AJK). It was said that the Badra Interchange linked the Hazara Motorway to the Karakoram Highway and the city of Mansehra, but it is not close to the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Motorway.
Captain Mohammad Safdar, a retired MNA, said that people from Mansehra City and the areas around it had to use the Qalandarbad Interchange on the Karakoram Highway to get to the Hazara Motorway. By building the Potha Interchange, travel times will be cut down.
According to the details, the Hazara Motorway will connect to the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Motorway through Barari and will go through the Bakrial area. The news source said that the PM will soon go to the district to open the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Motorway, the Potha Interchange, and the largest grid station in Asia.