Swat Motorway Inauguration Ceremony Arrangements Completed – Speaker KPK Assembly Asad Qaisar
Foundation Stone Laying of Swat Expressway / Motorway tomorrow (25/08/2016)
Land acquisition for the project completed 70 percent
Project Statistics :-
Length of Road = 81 Kilometers
Width of Road = 80 meters
Contract Awarded to Construction Form = FWO
Ground Breaking Ceremonies to be Held at two places = Kernal Sher Khan Interchange & Chakdara
Tunnels Construction Location = Palai & Ala Dhand ( 2 Km Long)
Swat Motorway will pass through Districts = Malakand District (21 Km), Mardan District (40 Km), Swabi District (18 Km) and Nowshera District (2 Km).
Interchanges on Motorway (6 No.) = Dhobian, Ismaila, Bakshalay, Katlang, Palai & Chakdara
Mingora/Peshawar (Wednesday, 24th August 2016) – Groundbreaking ceremony of the Swat Expressway is expected in September and will prove to be a game-changer for the province. The road will not only provide benefits, but will also create development prospects for the province, a handout issued on Saturday read.
The expressway is a mega project which will be launched by the K-P government under the Public Private Partnership Act 2014. It will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs38 billion over two years.
81-kilometre long expressway will connect Karnal Sher Khan Interchange on Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway with Chakdara, tunneling its way through mountains at Palai and Ala Dhand. Two kilometers of the expressway falls in the vicinity of Nowshera district, 18 kilometres in Swabi, 40 kilometers in Mardan and 21 kilometers in Malakand. The width of the expressway will be 80 meters.
According to officials of the Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority, the length of the tunnel was estimated at about two kilometers. With the completion of the Swat Expressway, the journey from Karnal Sher Khan Interchange to Chakdara will take only 45 minutes. According to present estimates, more than 18,000 vehicles will be able to use this route on a daily basis, generating direct and indirect revenue.
Swat motorway or expressway will be constructed with four lanes and extended to six lanes later on.
Interchanges on the expressway will be constructed at Dhobian, Ismaila, Bakshalay, Katlang, Palai and Chakdara. It will provide access to more than 40 villages which were previously inaccessible.
Swat Motorway project has been handed over to the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) under the Build, Operate and Transfer Scheme in the Public Private Partnership Act of 2014.