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KP govt okays construction of 360 kilometers long Peshawar-DI Khan motorway

Peshawar-DI Khan motorway

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government approved the construction of the Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway project which would be completed within 4 years.

According to officials, the project has an approximated cost of Rs 276 billion and it is expected to be completed within four years. The mega project not only promises better connectivity of the region with the rest of the province but will also integrate the merged districts with the main centers of the province.

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On Monday, the Provincial Working Development Party (PWDP) approved the 360-kilometer Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway project that to be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 276 billion. Two tunnels including Darra Adam Khel of 5.6 km long and Banda Daud Shah of 1.6 km long would also be built under the project.

As per details, the approval was granted during the session at the Planning and Development Department chaired by Additional Chief Secretary KP Shakeel Qadir Khan. A briefing in this regard was given to Chief Minister Mahmood Khan yesterday.

Moreover, the motorway will begin from the Chamkani area of Peshawar, pass through Darra Adam Khel, Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, and Tank, and end in Dera Ismail Khan. It is expected to pave way for the development of the southern districts of the province.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on late Tuesday night termed the Peshawar-DI Khan motorway, approved by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a historic development project of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.

He took to twitter and posted, “Connecting the southern districts with the rest of KPK is a historic development project by the PTI government. The 360-kilometre Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan motorway comprises of six lanes and two tunnels, having 19 interchanges at various points. It would be completed in four years at an estimated cost of Rs276 billion.”

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