CPEC Western route: Sorab-Hoshab Highway (N-85) to be inaugurated    

CPEC Western route: Sorab-Hoshab Highway (N-85) to be inaugurated    

ISLAMABAD: (APP) An important portion of the Western corridor of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Sorab-Hoshab Highway (N-85) would be formally inaugurated on Wednesday.

Its length is 449 km and it has cost Rs 22 billion and it is a major road for accessing southern parts of Baluchistan province. Running from town of Surab in Kalat District to the town of Hoshab via Panjgur, Nag and Basima in Baluchistan Province of Pakistan, it then connects to Rattodero- Gwadar Motorway (M-8), a press release on Tuesday said.

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Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Shahid Ashraf Tarar said early construction of wester route of CPEC was top most priority of the NHA and all resources would be utilized and for its completion.

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He said the Western Route has been divided in six sections including 288 Hakla-D.I.Khan Expressway, 205 D.I.Khan-Zhob Highway, 331 Zhob-Quetta Highway, 211 Quetta-Sorab Highway, 449 Sorab-Hoshab Highway and 193 km Hoshab-Gwadar Highway.

Tarar said the Western Route passes through the less developed areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and its completion will be beneficial not only for agricultural,health and industrial sectors but will also create new job opportunities for the people.