D. I. Khan: The Hakla-D I Khan Motorway (M-14), a significant component of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) Western Route Alignment, was in full swing, with the project expected to be finished in the following months.
On Monday, a National Highway Authority official told APP that the 290-kilometer-long project was divided into five packages and granted to several construction firms.
He explained that Package-1 of the project, which spans 55 kilometers and begins near DI Khan and ends at Rehmani Khel, begins at Yarik and ends at Rehmani Khel. According to him, around 97 percent of the package’s work has been completed thus far. The National Logistic Cell was awarded the package, and its work began in September 2016.
He said that Phase 2 of the project, which runs from Rehmanikhel to Kot Belian I in Mianwali, has made roughly 97 percent progress so far. M/s SKB-KNK joint venture was awarded the contract, and work began in July 2017.
Phase 3 begins at Kot Belian and concludes at Tarap, according to him, with 95 percent progress made thus far. This section’s contract was granted to FWO, and work began in October 2016.
According to the official, phase four of the project, which runs from Tarap to Pindi Gheb, has made 82.5 percent progress so far. Limak-ZKB JV was awarded the project, and work began in November 2016.
According to the NHA spokesman, the Pindi Gheb-Hakla portion of the highway has made over 78 percent development. M/s Limak-ZKB JV was allocated this section, and work began in January 2017.
After this improved connection project is completed, wide swaths of North Punjab, South KPK, and North West Balochistan will be open to all kinds of trade operations, resulting in a tremendous improvement in the region’s living conditions.