Peshawar Northern Bypass Likely To Be Accomplished By Year End
Muhammad Irfan 1 day ago Thu 16th January 2020 | 01:30 PM
Construction work of Peshawar Northern Bypass continuing and the project is likely to be completed by year end
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Jan, 2020 ) :Construction work of Peshawar Northern Bypass continuing and the project is likely to be completed by year end.
An official of NHA informed APP on Thursday, Peshawar Northern Bypass Project was handed to NHA in 2003. Initially, the project was approved by Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in 2005.
However, some issues related to bypass alignment, land acquisition and excessive urbanization enforced authorities to resurvey the project.
In addition, a modification was made in the suggested alignment that was later selected for the project, he said.
The bypass has two traffic lanes and an emergency lane in each carriageway. It bypasses the provincial capital Peshawar from north with the purpose to carry the transit traffic bound toward Afghanistan, which has to pass through the city or via the Peshawar ring road,he said.
The bypass is an important thoroughfare, as it connects Indus Highway - N-55 (via Peshawar Ring Road), Khyber Agency and Mohmand Agency with Peshawar- Islamabad Motorway and help enhance trade with Afghanistan.