95% construction work of 392km Sukkur-Multan Motorway completed

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95% construction work of 392km Sukkur-Multan Motorway completed

About 95 percent construction work of 392-kilometer Sukkur-Multan Motorway has been completed and it is expected to become operational by September this year.

An official of National Highway Authority (NHA) said that work on the project had started in September 2016 and it would cost 294,352 million rupees.

He said that the motorway is a major component of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with the bulk of financing to from various Chinese state-owned banks.          

The purpose of the motorway is to provide a high-speed, six-lane toll road facility for efficient and safe transportation of passengers and goods to and from industrial and economic hubs of the country.

The road is being built after a framework agreement between the governments of Pakistan and China.

Starting from Multan the six-lane motorway would pass through Jalalpur Peerwala, Ahmed Pur East and Rahim Yar Khan.