PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday directed to convene a gathering of related federal and provincial officers to work out modalities for the initiation of development work on the Swat Motorway Part-II.
An official handout stated the 80 kilometres lengthy motorway would join Chakdara to Fatehpur having 9 interchanges and eight bridges. The motorway would have as many as 4 lanes with the long run risk of extending it to 6 lanes with interchanges at Chakdara, Shamozai, Barikot, Mingora, Kanju, Malam Jabba, Sher Palam, Matta Khwazakhela and Madayan-Fatehpur Interchange. The estimated price of the mission is Rs37 billion with a further Rs20.5 billion for buy of land. Chairing a gathering on the Swat Motorway Part-II, Mahmood Khan said that the mission was a part of the provincial authorities imaginative and prescient to develop communication routes all through the province.
He underlined the necessity to provoke and full this mission on a quick observe foundation, saying the extension routes would increase the financial actions and create employment alternatives for the native inhabitants by introducing new vacationer websites close to the proposed interchanges.
The assembly was knowledgeable that presently, native roads throughout the Swat valley and rural-urban areas on each side of Swat River have turn out to be bottlenecks attributable to speedy arrival of automobiles inflicting delay and congestion.
The mission wouldn’t solely join the native inhabitants on each side of the Swat River with main communication routes however can even assist to spice up native agriculture economic system by offering farm to market entry, selling tourism, decreasing time journey and producing large employment alternatives.
Based on current estimates, greater than 20,000 automobiles would be capable of use this route on every day foundation with among the main areas to learn immediately from the expressway.