The Hakla-DI Khan motorway will remain open for traffic until October. The Hakla-DI Khan Motorway – a vital link in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) Western Route – will remain open for traffic until the end of next month, following multiple government deadlines.
Officials from the National Highway Authority said that the Hakla-DI Khan Motorway would remain open till the end of October. According to insiders, the project, which is estimated to cost more than Rs122 billion, has been harmed by various challenges, including a lack of funding.
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The approximately 280-kilometer-long project was scheduled to conclude at the end of 2018 but was postponed. On May 27, Communications Minister Murad Saeed stated before the Senate that they would complete the CPEC project by September.
“89 percent of the project’s work has been completed; only bridges remain to be built; it will soon be available for traffic,” he stated during the question hour session. Hakla-DI Khan Motorway would remain open till the end of October.
The NHA officials elaborated on the project’s features, stating divided into five distinct packages. The project’s first package, totaling 55 kilometers in length, begins at Yarik near DI Khan and ends at Rehmani Khel; package two begins at Rehmanikhel and ends at Kot Belian I district Mianwali; package three begins at Kot Belian and ends at Tarap; package four begins at Tarap and ends at Pindi Gheb, and package five begins at Pindi Gheb and ends at Hakla.
They claimed that the motorway would reduce travel between Islamabad and Dera Ismail Khan and connect key highways at the Dera Ismail Khan junction.
After the project is completed, wide swaths of North Punjab, South Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and North West Baluchistan would be made available for all manner of commercial activity.
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