Construction work of Karachi-Quetta road underway: Murad Saeed

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed on Thursday said construction work of Karachi to Quetta road is underway; a National Road Safety policy has been formulated to provide better facilities to the commuters and cut the number of traffic accidents.

Expressing his views on the floor of the National Assembly, Murad said the policy will be implemented with the cooperation of the provinces.

He said bulk of the projects are being carried out in Balochistan.

Murad Saeed said dualization of Karachi Northern Pass has been planned and added that construction work on the project will be started by the end of this year after hiring the services of consultants and the contractor.

He assured that the revenue collected from the toll plazas will be spent on the maintenance of the highways.

Murad Saeed said that Sukkur-Multan section of the motorway will be made operational by August this year. He said the government is also preparing a detailed design and commercial feasibility of Sukkur-Hyderabad (M-6) motorway to be completed on BOT basis.

Minister for Communications Murad Saeed said government has made available funds for the completion of Metro Bus project from Peshawar Morr to New Islamabad International airport by 30th June this year.