The National Logistics Cell (NLC) would be establishing international standard rest areas on the significant highways in the province of Baluchistan for facilitating the commuters and the truckers.
Regarding this, the first area of its kind is being set up on N-40 near Dalbandin for serving the traders and the truckers busy in the bilateral trade between Pakistan-Iran as well as the pilgrims to the holy sites in the brotherly nation.
Later these kinds of facilities would also be established on other major roads from Quetta to Chaman, Karachi, Gwadar and Taftan.
The facility of rest areas is a part of the Drivers Emergency and Rest Areas (DERA) project of NLC Trucking & Bus Service (NTBS). In the initial phase, DERAs are being established on N-5 which would subsequently extend to all the national highways of the country including the CPEC routes.
The project is expected to reach completion by the end of the present year.
N-40 which is also referred to as London Road is a critical connection between the two nations which looks after the ample amount of trade of goods between Pakistan and Iran.
Many people visiting the holy sites in Iran makes use of this major route which is any facilities free for truckers in general and for the commuters in particular.
DERA would provide the latest facilities to the travellers in a highly secured environment which includes workshops, fuel stations, masjids, washrooms, DERA marts, restaurants, parking bay and many more facilities.
The facilities would also help in boosting domestic and regional tourism.
It is pertinent to mention that NLC has established a separate Project Directorate for the development works in Baluchistan.
In recent past, NLC has completed many important projects including the Sibbi-Kohlu Road, Cadet College Sui, Kajori-Bawata Road and the restoration of Sibbi-Harnai Railways track.
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