Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan on Monday (January 16) directed the relevant authorities to allot land to Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (PKHA) for the construction of the Swat Motorway Phase-2 and Dir Motorway project, news sources reported.
The CM issued these instructions during a meeting to overview the ongoing development projects in the province including community development projects. CM Mehmood asked PKHA to expedite work on various spots along the Swat Motorway Phase 2 project to ensure early completion.
The meeting was informed that the Swat Motorway Phase-2 is being constructed under the Public-Private Partnership (3P) mode for which the codal formalities were near completion whereas physical work had been initiated on the land provided to the PKHA.
Moreover, regarding Dir Motorway, it was informed that 30 kilometres of land had been identified for the project in Adinzai and Balambat tehsils and the land acquisition was currently in progress.
It is important to note that the Dir Motorway is being constructed from Chakdara Interchange to Baroon (Dir Lower), at a total cost of PKR 53 billion rupees.