The Mansehra-Thakot section of Hazara Expressway is now open for traffic. Inspector General of Motorways Police Kaleem Imam opened it.
Imam traveled on the newly opened road. He discussed the issues related to public safety with the tunnel operation staff.
Furthermore, the Chairman CPEC Authority (CPECA), Asim Saleem Bajwa also confirmed the Mansehra-Thakot section opening.
Bajwa said that the Mansehra-Thakot section is a two-way motorway, It stretches over 80km. Also, it is developed at Rs. 136 billion cost.
Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted, “Here you go:80 KMs Two way Mansehra-Thakot Expressway opened for https://t.co/0jbP1Ok2ha is extension of 40 KM Havelian-Mansehra 4 lane Motorway.Cost- Rs 136 billion.Highway police &toll staff deployed #cpec#CPECMakingProgress #pakistanmakingprogress pic.twitter.com/xLASIZ3CL4.”
Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA), Sikandar Qayyum earlier had given an indication that the Mansehra-Thakot section of Hazara Expressway might open for traffic before Eid-ul-Azha to control traffic congestion in the area.
It will be formally inaugurated by the Federal minister for communications Murad Saeed after Eidul Azha.
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In an earlier article, we informed our readers that because of the disapproval by the government funds, the federal government for the second phase of the up-gradation and expansion of Islamabad Expressway, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) lost its interest in the project as it has also remained unsuccessful in completing the phase-1 of the project properly.