ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 30th Jan, 2017 ) : National Highway Authority (NHA) is planning to rehabilitate Peshawar-Kohat section of Indus Highway (N- 55),an official source told APP on Monday. This section was selected by Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultants working on the feasibility study of Central Asian Economic Corridor Project (CAREC), for proper rehabilitation. He said that the project will be financed by the ADB and as per time lines fixed the procurement of civil works will be completed by November this year.
The construction period of project is 12 months and it PC-I is currently under preparation. To a question the source said that the section of Indus highway is in fair condition and being maintained by NHA through routine maintenance contracts. He said Indus Highway (N-55) is 1,264km long that runs along the Indus River connecting port city Karachi with Kohat and Peshawar via D.G.Khan and D.I.Khan. The highway being the second largest road connection (after G.T Road) provides an alternate North-South link while traversing 491km in Sindh, 360km in Punjab and 396km in KP, and connecting Rajanpur,D.G.Khan, D.I.Khan, Bannu, Kohat and Peshawar. The highway, however, is now facing difficulties in coping with the ever-increasing traffic load especially the heavy vehicles due to its limited capacity. APP/mhn/aa/kmd � 15:29/15:36/15:36