On Monday, Inspector General of Motorways Police, Kaleem Imam, opened the Mansehra-Thakot section of Hazara Expressway for traffic.
Imam traveled on the new road and discussed public safety issues with tunnel operation staff and inspected toll tax collection points.
Chairman CPEC Authority (CPECA), Asim Saleem Bajwa, has also confirmed the opening of the Mansehra-Thakot section.
Bajwa revealed that the Mansehra-Thakot section is a two-way motorway that stretches over 80km and has been developed at a cost Rs. 136 billion.
Here you go:80 KMs Two way Mansehra-Thakot Expressway opened for https://t.co/0jbP1Ok2ha is extension of 40 KM Havelian-Mansehra 4 lane Motorway.Cost- Rs 136 billion.Highway police &toll staff deployed #cpec#CPECMakingProgress #pakistanmakingprogress pic.twitter.com/xLASIZ3CL4
— Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimSBajwa) July 28, 2020
Last week, Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA), Sikandar Qayyum, had indicated that the Mansehra-Thakot section of Hazara Expressway could be opened for traffic before Eid-ul-Azha to help ease the traffic congestion in the division.
Federal minister for communications Murad Saeed will formally inaugurate the Mansehra-Thakot section after Eidul Azha.