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Hi what the criteria of calling dual carriageway a motorway though international standards for a motorway is minimum 3 lanes or will they upgrade these later
Anybody having any idea about it
Thank you

Access and mobility is the criteria for differentiating between different classes of roads. Number of lanes is just a secondary thing

1.9 km Kohat tunnel at 1255 km Indus Highway N-55 from Hyderabad to Peshawar .
It will be upgraded 2 lanes to 4 lanes under CAREC project..

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CPEC Western Route: Mianwali Interchange Kot Belien completed section 2 of 292 Km D I Khan Islamabad Motorway M-14 .Completion June 2021...


A memorable ceremony of official Handing/Taking of Multan - Sukkur Motorway (M-5) 392 KMs, a mega project of National Highway Authority (NHA) under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), constructed by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC).

Mr Mansoor Ahmed Sirohyi, Member (Motorways-South) & General Manager (M-5), Mr Muhammad Naseem Arif graced the occasion.

The key management of CSCEC was also present. Member (Motorways-South) distributed certificates of appreciation to Chinese staff.

Multan - Sukkur Motorway (M-5) is one of the finest project of NHA Pakistan, which is a great example of Pak China Friendship.


The Fort Munro steel bridge of DG Khan is a 33 km mountainous area of N-70. The famous Monroe Fort Mountain Station in southern Punjab.

This bridge is starting from Rakhi Gaaj-Khar-Bewata, the steel bridge project has installed eight steel bridges to make the mountain road wide and safe for transport to Gwadar.

The old road from Rahim Yar Khan to Fort Monroe (DJ Khan) has been replaced by a new road in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. This is the latest photo of Fort Munro Steel Bridge.


M-14 D I Khan Motorway

CPEC Western Route: Beautiful Motorway view of Package 2 near Kurrum River section of D I Khan Islamabad Motorway M-14. It will be operational for traffic in June 2021..


306 Km Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway (M-6) project would be started by March 2021 on Public-Private Partnership basis.

After the completion of M5 project from Multan to Sukkur motorway work on next project M6, Sukkur to Hyderabad Motorway will be commenced by CSCEC .CPEC..


Rawalpindi Rang Road is very important to ease economic activities under CPEC.
Rawalpindi Rang Road will be linked with Hikla DI Khan (M-14) interchange which will ease business activities and help transport industrial equipment on CPEC route.

KKH upgradation/relocation for Bhasha dam. 100Km existing road will be submerged in reservoir and 140 Km long relocated KKH is under construction at higher elevation.

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Will a new road between China and Pakistan lead to a military boost against India?
  • The Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan region has proposed a new transit and trade route linking Xinjiang to Kashmir and extending to Afghanistan
  • Analysts say this will increase Beijing and Islamabad’s military interoperability against Indian forces in the region, ringing alarm bells in New Delhi

Tom Hussain
31 Jan, 2021

The Khunjerab Pass, along the Karakoram Highway, is the only current crossing between China and Pakistan. Photo: Shutterstock

The Khunjerab Pass, along the Karakoram Highway, is the only current crossing between China and Pakistan.

Pakistan is looking to develop new overland border crossings with China that would potentially boost the allies’ military interoperability against Indian forces in Ladakh and the rest of Kashmir.

Proposals floated this month by the government of the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region primarily aim to pave the way for a new transit and trade route between China and Pakistan’s neighbours
Afghanistan and Iran
Currently, China and Pakistan are connected only by the Karakoram Highway, completed in 1978, via a single crossing in the Khunjerab Pass.

However, the route of a proposed new border road from Yarkand – on GB’s border with the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region – also suggests strong strategic motivations because it would open a new supply line from China to Pakistani forces deployed along the Line o Control (LOC).

The 740km LOC divides Kashmir roughly into two halves governed by India and Pakistan. Its northernmost point, the India-held Siachen Glacier, is located next to the western extreme of the disputed 3,488km China-India border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The GB government’s public works department was instructed on January 15 to prepare a “project concept clearance proposal” for a 10-metre-wide road capable of being used by trucks, from the Mustagh Pass on the border with the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region via the eastern GB region of Skardu, where the Siachen Glacier is located.

The proposed new road would be linked to Yarkand in Xinjiang, and enter GB 126km west of Ladakh, crossing the major supply artery from the Karakoram Highway near Skardu city. From there, it would run south through the high-altitude Deosai Plateau to the Astore Valley, where the southern flank of GB meets the LOC amid the Himalayas.


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