The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has recommended four development projects worth Rs352.9 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec).
Four projects were recommended, including the construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway, the construction of the northern section of Ring Road from Warsak Road Nasir Bagh, and the restoration of Gujjar and Orangi Nullahs.
The Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway will be a gated 6-lane, 306-kilometre road built on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis. The total cost of the project is about Rs308.19 billion. The motorway aims to provide a high-speed toll road facility for efficient and safe transportation, which will start from Hyderabad (end of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway – M-9) and terminate at Naro Canal (start of Sukkur-Multan Motorway – M-5). The motorway will pass through Jamshoro, Tando Adam, Hala, Shahdadpur, Nawabshah, Moro, Dadu, Naushahro Feroze, Mehrabpur, Rasoolpur, Larkana, Khairpur, and Sukkur. The construction of the motorway includes one main bridge over the Indus River, 15 interchanges, six flyovers, 19 overpass bridges, 76 canal bridges, 154 subways, 137 cattle creeps, and a drainage structure. The construction of the northern section of the Ring Road project from Warsak Road to Nasir Bagh includes an 8.7-kilometre three-lane dual carriageway, an intersection, a flyover, bridges, culverts, underpasses, retaining walls, and shifting of utilities.
The importance of the transport sector to Pakistan’s economy is evident as it contributes 10% of gross domestic product (GDP). These projects will promote the smooth flow of traffic and provide an
efficient and intelligent corridor for domestic and international traffic, strengthening and balancing Pakistan’s economic development.