136 km Karachi-Hyderabad M9 Motorway to be upgraded to 8 lanes

Karachi Hyderabad Motorway

To meet the increasing traffic congestion, the federal government took the decision to upgrade the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway from the existing six lanes to eight lanes.

The Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M9) is one of the best essential motorways, linking Karachi with Hyderabad. The six-lane motorway covers 136 kilometres, whereas toll is gathered from the drivers using an artificial intelligence system.

As per the documents being given to the media, the significance of the motorway is increasing due to high traffic. Due to that reason, the federal government was considering upgrading it.

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The upgrade of the M9 Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway is apparently at the planning and design phase.

A large number of road accidents and traffic congestion is seen frequently with the growing time. The same happened last month when Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan showed his anger due to the traffic mess on University Road and ordered traffic police to improve the condition.

The CM took a surprise visit to different parts of the provincial capital to analyze the overall condition of traffic management and sanitation in the city.

He visited University Road, Hayatabad, GT Road, Ring Road, and other areas.

Expressing his dissatisfaction with poor traffic management on University Road, the chief minister directed SSP Traffic to take immediate steps for improvement of the overall traffic situation so as to confirm the smooth flow of traffic on all busy roads including University Road.

Moreover, the CM showed displeasure over the ramshackle center median, incapacitated traffic signals, and poor sanitation situation on the eastern section of Ring Road.

In this regard, he ordered the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) and Water Supply & Sanitation Company (WSSP) to instantaneously repair the traffic signals, fix the center median and make sure the cleanliness on the road and submit a concerning report.

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