On Monday, the Provincial Working Development Party (PWDP) greenlit the kick-off of Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway project. The project will be 360 kilometers long and is planned for completion within a budget of Rs. 276 million.
The said project will link southern and merged districts with the provincial capital, allowing for a smooth traffic flow on the Indus Highway.
The interchanges would allow easy access to Peshawar, Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Bannu, and Dera Ismail Khan districts. Also included in the project is the construction of two tunnels including Dara Adamkhel of 5.6 km long and Banda Daud Shah of 1.6 km long.
The approval was given to the project a few days ago by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, following his meeting with the elected representatives from the southern districts.
In a relevant development that took place on December 16, 2020, the Sukkur to Multan section of the Peshawar-Karachi Highway handed over to Pakistan and opened up for public use.
The Multan-Sukkur section of the motorway is 392 kilometers and has a speed limit of 120 kilometers per hour for light traffic vehicles. The full length of the Peshawar-Karachi highway will be 1100 kilometers.