CPEC western route: 285 Km DI Khan-Hakla motorway starts
ISLAMABAD (APP): Construction of Western Route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is included among the priorities of the government.
An official of National Highway Authority (NHA) told APP on Monday that construction of Hakla-D.I.Khan has begun.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif performed the ground breaking of Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway.
This project,he said, is an important part of Western Route of CPEC.
He said that the 285 km-long Hakla-D.I.Khan Motorway will be completed within two years at a cost of more than Rs 142 billion.
He said that the project alignment started at Hakla, near Tarnol interchange on M-1 and passed through Fateh Jhang, Mianwali,Kundal and ends at Yarak at Indus Highway (N-55).
He said that the alignment of motorway passed through developing areas and its construction will generate new employment opportunities.
The NHA official said that ground breaking of the up-gradation of Zhob-Mughalkot section was performed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in December 2015.
He said that up-gradation of Zhob-Quetta highway had also been realized and work on Sorab-Hoshab section was in progress.
He said 193 Km Hoshab -Turbat-Gwadar portion had been completed and rehabilitation of D.I.Khan-Mughalkot section of N-50 would be completed by 2018.
Moreover, he said that dualization of 531 km D.I.Khan to Kuchlak section of N-50 would be operational by 2020.
About dualization of 211 km Quetta-Kalat-Surab section, he said that the project was planned to be completed by 2020.