More than 98% work on 79 km Mansehra – Thakot motorway section COMPLETE
The approximate cost of the project is Rs133 billion.
APP: More than 98% of the work on the Mansehra – Thakot section of 118 km long Thakot-Havelian Motorway is complete! The project is among the earliest harvest projects of the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor).
According to an official of NHA (National Highway Authority), the motorway will be operational soon. Last year in November, Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the 40-kilometre section from Shah Maqsood inter-change to Mansehra.
The NHA official further added that the work on the Havelian-Thakot Motorway project began in September 2016. The approximate cost of the project is Rs133 billion. 99% of the project has been funded by China Exim Bank while 10% was funded by the Government of Pakistan.
The motorway, which is still under construction, will start from Havelian and pass through Abbottabad, Mansehra and Shinkiari, finally concluding in Thakot.
The motorway has five tunnels:
- two at Abbottabad
- one at Battal,
- one at Karmong,
- and one at Mansehra.
There is a 39 km portion up to Mansehra and has a six-lane controlled-access portion. The remaining 79 km would be a four-lane highway.
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