ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Construction work of 296 km Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway is likely to start before June 2017 subject to receiving a workable proposal, an official of National Highway Authority (NHA) said on Thursday.
Talking to the state-run news agency in Islamabad, the NHA official said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved in principle the construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway in August and issued directives to the Chairman NHA to start work on the project in March 2017.
The government is undertaking construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway, on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis and its estimated cost is over Rs 160 billion.
The motorway project starting from Sukkur will touch Khairpur, Nowshehro Feroze, Nawab Shah, Mitiari, Hala and Jamshoro and terminate at Hyderabad.
The motorway forms part of Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (PKM) which will be key part of trade corridor linking ports of Karachi and Gwadar with China, Afghanistan and Central Asian States.
All the segments of PKM have either been completed or awarded for construction except the Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway link of PKM section.