NHA to connect Abbottabad with CPEC’s M-15 Motorway

By Khalid Aziz | Gwadar Pro Jun 23, 2022

ISLAMABAD, June 23 (Gwadar Pro) - The National Highway Authority (NHA) has invited proposals for construction of an interchange on Hazara Motorway (M-15) to connect with Abbottabad city, the headquarter of Hazara Division.

The proposed interchange will also connect Sherwan Road to link villages in the mountainous region of Tanol with Hazara Motorway, NHA said. The interchange will be built right after the first tunnel on Hazara Motorway (Shimla Hills tunnel), it added.

NHA said that it will open the technical proposals for detailed design and consultancy of the project on July 19.

A 59-kilometer-long section of Hazara Motorway from Hasanabdal to Havelian was financed by Asian Development Bank and DFID. China Communications Construction Co. executed and financed the 120 kilometers part of the motorway from Havelian to Thakot through government concessional loan of $1.32 billion under CPEC. China will also provide technical and financial support for realignment of Karakorum Highway from Thakot to Raikot (250 kilometers). The road is being realigned due to construction of dams on Indus River.

Hazara Motorway has played a vital role in promoting tourism in Pakistan’s beautiful northern areas.

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