Completion of Peshawar Mor-New Islamabad Airport Metro Bus project likely by November

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Construction work of 25.6 kilometer Peshawar Mor-New Islamabad Airport Metro Bus Service is going smoothly and it is expected that the project would be completed by November 2017, the National Highway Authority (NHA) Spokesman Kashif Zaman said.

Talking to the state-run news agency in Islamabad on Monday, the NHA spokesman said that to ensure timely completion, the Rs 15 billion project has been divided in four packages including Package I from Peshawar Mor to NUST, Package II from NUST to GT Road, Package III from GT Road to Motorway Interchange and Package IV from Motorway Interchange to New airport.

He said that on Package-I over 55 per cent civil works have been completed while its electro mechanical works are at procurement stage.

As far as package II is concerned its 30 pc civil works have been completed and electro mechanical works are at procurement stage, he said adding that of Package III 19 per cent civil works completed while electro mechanical works are at procurement stage.

On Package IV 72 pc progress has been achieved on civil works and electro mechanical works are at procurement stage, he said.

The length of Package-I is 8km, length of Package- II is 3.8km, length of Package-III is 8.3km while Package-IV has 5.5 km length.

Giving breakup of the package-wise expenditure of the project, he said the cost of the four packages would be Rs 6.58 billion, 5.5 billion, Rs 1.38 billion and 1.63 billion respectively.

The NHA spokesman said that work on Packages-IV had started in June last year, on Package-III in March this year and work on Packages I and II started in April 2017.

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The project will have 9 bus stations including NHA Station, G-10 Station, NUST Station, G-1 Station, GT Road Station, Badana Kalan Station, M-1-M2 Junction Station and Airport Station. The project will have 12 bridges, 26 culverts and 11 underpasses.

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