KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday to inaugurated the completed section of the Karachi-Hyderabad M9 motorway project.
Speaking at the ceremony the Prime Minister said that motorways and roads are not a dream any more. “A good transport network connects people, reduces distance, creates employment and improves economy.”
The PM stressed that an efficient road network is the need of time. â€œStudents need streets to get to school, farmers need roads to get their goods to the market.â€
He said that his government deserved due credit for development in Balochistan.
The Prime Minister was welcomed at the airport by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The distance between Karachi and Hyderabad is not much however the state of the roads linking the two cities add hours to the journey while also posing a threat to commuters. Construction of the M-9 motorway started in 2015; with a cost of Rs 36 billion the six-lane 136-km-long M-9 motorway with four interchanges will link Karachi and Hyderabad.
The four interchanges, Dadabhai, Industrial Valley, Nooriabad and Thana Bola Khan will help connect Tharparkar, Jimphir, Keenjhar and other areas as well.
While the has completed over 50 percent of the M-9 motorway which is 75-km-long the entire project is expected to be completed by March 2018.