Construction of Swat Motorway Phase II approved

Construction of Swat Motorway Phase II approved

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved a draft concession agreement on the construction of Swat Motorway Phase-II under the public-private partnership model.

The approval was accorded at a meeting of Public Private Partnership Committee with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair.

The meeting was briefed in details about the draft public-private partnership agreement. While agreeing to the recommendations of the agreement, the committee authorized relevant quarters to formally sign the agreement with successful bidder.

Briefing about the salient features of the project, the forum was informed that the 80 km long Swat Motorway Phase II would be constructed from Chakdara Interchange to Madyan Fatehpur Interchange. Initially, this motorway would have four lanes extendable to six lanes in the future.

The corridor would have a total of nine interchanges – Chakdara interchange, Shomozai interchange, Barikot interchange, Mingora interchange, Kanju interchange, Malam Jabba-University of Swat interchange, Sher Palam interchange, Matta-Khwaza Khela interchange and Madyan-Fatehpur interchange.

Besides, eight main bridges would be constructed at different sites of river Swat. It was further informed that construction of four rest areas was also part of the project whereas link highways would be provided where needed.

Apprising of the status of land acquisition process, the forum was informed that section IV has been imposed over 48 km, adding that land acquisition process would be completed in all aspects within the stipulated timelines.

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