Swat Motorway to be fully operational by June 2021

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PESHAWAR: The Swat Motorway will be fully operational by next June, according to a statement released after a meeting on the proposed Swat Motorway Phase II and Peshawar Dera Ismail Khan Motorway was held.

The meeting was presided over by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

While briefing the meeting on the progress of the motorway, the officials revealed that the lining of the Mardan-bound main motorway tunnel had been completed, while equipment installation was in progress.

In addition, excavation in four auxiliary tunnels had been completed, whereas the lining was in progress.

Access to the main alignment for all types of traffic is expected to be given by the end of the current fiscal year, the meeting was informed.

The 48km long Swat Motorway Extension-I and the 36km Extension-II starting from Chakdara to Fatehpur had been included in the Public Sector Development Programme projects. The commercial and financial feasibility including the complete detailed design and commercial documents for the project had been completed and shared with the National Highway Authority. This project answers the question of how to reach Malam Jabba in Swat as it eases the access for people.

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