Govt Approves New Motorway That’s Rs. 50 Billion Cheaper Than Similar CPEC Project

The construction of Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway has been approved by the federal government on Wednesday at a cost of Rs. 182 billion in collaboration with the private sector. This could potentially help save Rs. 50 billion when compared to a similar motorway scheme under CPEC.

The Ministry of Planning and Development stated that the 306-km long project was recommended by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) to the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) for carrying it out under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

The per-kilometer cost of construction for the six-lane motorway is Rs. 596.4 million as compared to the Rs. 760 million if it was built under CPEC as per the Ministry of Planning. The Sukkur-Multan stretch was built between China and Pakistan under a government-to-government agreement and when compared with each other, the per-kilometer cost for Sukkur-Hyderabad is Rs. 164 million or 21.5% lower.

Under CPEC rates, the project would have cost Rs. 232 billion. It will now be presented for approval before the Public-Private Partnership Authority. After the PPP Authority approves it, tenders for competitive bidding will be floated by the National Highway Authority (NHA).

Due to the cross-subsidization of the toll fee for the Multan-Sukkur motorway, this project was presented to CDWP for approval. It has been evaluated under multiple PPP mode where the contractor will construct the project on build, operate and transfer mode, known as BOT.


  • Wow. PTI is bringing change in almost every field. I am proud to be a part of Tiger force ( even tough I am jobless now a days).

    • PTI is winning hearts by utilising ja.ha.l.a.t of people like you.

      Congrats you are part of that team.

  • how you can compare one motorway cost to another knowing that they are completely on different places. just like u cant compare something that is build in balochistan to something that is build in sindh cuz the land characteristics are different. digging in balochistan will cost you more than sindh.

    • Exactly, they are f00ling people with this kind of marketing. I was about to write the same and found you have mentioned this already.

      Also an example is Peshawar BRT, the cost of project compared with initial claims is much more now.

      Good marketing as they have bl!nd followers.

  • It is humbly requested to complete the ongoing uncompleted projects initially. Westeren Route missing links would have been compeleted so far if PML (N) would be in Govt.Many Districts of Western Punjab,lower KPK and Balochistan are in dire need of their connectivity with Capital and inter district travelling.

  • If the Karachi Thatta Dual Carriageway is anything to go by as a Public Private Partnership project or even the Karachi Jamshoro M9. It is incomparable to the Sukkur Multan motorway. Different terrain and construction quality.

    Forget marketing talks and just build the infrastructure the nation can use without repair detours

  • I have traveled on faislabad pindi bhatian motorway it was constructed by FWO and the quality is very bad I am not sure why even Lahore Islamabad motorway is being maintained and is being made of concrete in many places by same FWO but I am not sure why Faisalabad motorway has such a bad quality. one should not just look at price but also talk about quality. you should tell how much deep road it will be

  • ۔I travelled on sukhur to Multan motorway. The matchless construction that I experienced. Please don’t compromise on Quality to save money otherwise we have a Bitter experience of Karachi to Hyderabad motorway completed by NHA & FEO.so please keep in your mind the worst master piece constructed by These national institutions.
    Hopefully u wouldn’t compromise on Quality of the project as well as safety of the public.

  • One month back, i travelled all the way from karachi to sialkot. Got a chance to drive on multan-sukkur and lahore-sialkot motorway. Former constructed under cpec while later by FWO. Hell of difference in both.. Same will be fate of this project… Contract will be given to ik’s friend in construction business. Well come to naya pak.. China will surely mind it…

  • This is a first initiative by this government. I don’t think so this could be finished earlier because every projects are still pending.. If sindh govt will involve in this then it will never complete or could be same like BRT..

  • THE FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD HAVE BEEN CMPLETION OF WESTEREN ROUTE,WHY NOT INVOLVE PRIVATE PARTIES TO COMPLETE D.I.KHAN JOUB SECTION INSTEAD OF BEGGING CHINESE,BECAUES ITS A HARD TERRAIN & NO PAKISTANI COMPANY IS WILLINING TO TAKE PART IN BEDDING PROCESS.
    NOTE THAT MULTAN SUKKAR SECTION WAS BUILT IN RECORD TIME.
    WHEN THE FUNDING IS LEFT TO PAKISTANI BUEROCRATES SEE WHATS IS HAPPENING TO OTHER PROJECTS.
    THE FUNDING WILL SLOWLY ESCALATE TO MORE THAN RS.300/=BILLIONS.

  • This is good step to provide jobs to our people in this pandemic. Government must construct all local roads, sui gas projects and wapda projects in fast way during locked down because energy is cheaper now and people remain engaged.

  • If they have changed the route have worked out the losses incurred for the preparatory works carried out for the previous route. Also that route was going through areas that did not have direct access to N5.

  • THE PRESENT REGIMES HAS A WORST TRACK RECORD OF CONSTRUCTION MOTORWAYS AND INTERCITY ROUTES THE EXAMPLE OF BRT PESHAWER AND THE ABBOTABAD MOTORWAY. UNFORTUNATELY THE PRESENT REGIMES HAS NEITHER COMPETENCE REGARDING RUNNING GOVT AFFAIRS AND NOR HAS WILL TO DO THE WORK IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER. I SIMPLE TERMS ONCE THE LEADER OF STATE IS COWARD AND INCOMPETENT IT ONLY RESULTS IN CHAOS AND CATASTROPHE TO THE WORST MAGNITUDE.

  • Cpec ke projects quality wise best huty hn, for God sake donot give tendor to that company , that donot gave standerized motorway, after a weight of lots of year yeh motorway bn raha hai aus ko kharab mat karen china ko hy yeh project dena chaiye

  • Worst ever Govt. Ruining every thing. They only know how people of pakistan can be looted in the name of dam funds, corona funds and soo on.
    Peshawar RBT still not completed and lot of corruption in it.
    May God protect Pakistan.

  • Penny wise, pound foolish? Time is money, and that is exactly what our national construction companies waste so conveniently. Karachi-Sakkar needs to be six lane project under CPEC, without needless penny pinching attitude.

  • Fauji bhayion ko aik aur big thaika mubarak ho, without tender, as usual.
    Pehle yehi motorways buri thi ab acchi ho gy hain.
    Qaum ko aik aur u-turn aur corruption ka moqa mubarak ho.

    Sarken to acchi hoti hain! (samajh to gaye hon ge)

  • یہ پٹواری بھی عجیب قوم ھیں…. بیغیر پڑھے اور سمجھے دھمال ڈالنا شروع کر دیتے ھیں…….. اوہ خدا کے بندو ابھی تو پراجیکٹ منظور ھوا ھے ایوارڈ نہیں ھوا……. NHA ٹینڈرز فلوٹ کرے گا اور اس کے بعد ٹھیکہ دیا جائیگا……

  • CPEC project are quality wise best so don’t compromise on quality, You can see the sub-standard of Karachi-Hyderabad motorway from the pakistani co.

  • کمال کی حکومت ہے۔ 2018 میں 175 ارب کا ٹھیکہ منسوخ کر کے اب تقریباً 200 ارب میں ٹھیکہ دے رہے ہیں۔ اگر 2018 میں کام شروع ہوتا تو دسمبر 2020 میں موٹروے مکمل ہو جانی تھی۔ اب اربوں روپئے کو ٹول ٹیکس کا بھی نقصان اور ٹھیکہ بھی مہنگا۔ اور کام کی کوالٹی بھی گھٹیا ہو گی جیسے کراچی حیدرآباد یا لاہور اسلام آباد موٹروے کی نہی کارپیٹنگ کی ہے۔
    مگر حکومت کرپٹ نہی


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