ISLAMABAD: (APP) National Highway Authority (NHA) has been striving for early construction of ongoing highways and motorways projects in the country and during past three years it has completed 15 projects.
The NHA spent Rs 18.6 billion on the completion of Basima-Nag- Panjgoor-Hoshab Highway (N-85). Work on the project started in 2007 and it was completed in December 2016.
Balance work of 193 km Gwadar-Hoshab section of M-8 was completed in February 2016 at the cost Rs 13 billion.
Balance work of 111 km Kalat-Quetta-Chaman was completed in December 2016 at the cost Rs 6 billion.
The NHA completed two section of the Faisalabad-Multan Motorway in 2015. It completed 56 km Khanewal-Multan section in March 2015 at the cost Rs 12 billion and 58 km Faisalabad-Gojra section in November 2015 at the cost Rs 9.6 billion.
Another important project completed during last year was 144 km Raikot-Thakot section of Karakoram Highway which cost Rs 6.3 billion.
Earlier Khunjerab-raikot section of the KKH was upgraded in November 2013 at the cost Rs 5.1 billion. Similarly 24 km Attaabad Tunnel was completed in September 2015 at the cost Rs 27.5 billion.
About 132 km Waigum Rud-Khajori-Bewata section N-70 was completed in March 2015 and the project cost Rs 3.24 billion.
Jalkhad-Chilas section of N-15 was completed in June last year at the cost Rs 3.75 billion.
Sultan Bahu Bridge on river Chanab was completed in June 2016 at the cost Rs 4.3 billion, Khushal Garh Bridge on N-80 completed in April 2014 which cost Rs 1.15 billion, Sukker-Jacobabad section of N-65 completed in September 2014 which cost 8.57 billion.
About 197 km Sehwan-Rattodero section of Indus Highway was upgraded in December 2016 and the project cost over Rs 14 billion.
About 252 km roads were rehabilitated in May 2015 at the cost Rs 12 billion and 35 km section of Kohala-Muzaffarabad Highway and two bridges in AJK were built under Flood Emergency Rehabilitation Programme in December 2015.