Loan approved for Widening of Mardan–Swabi Road

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $75 million for rehabilitation and extension of 42 kilometers of Mardan–Swabi Road. The initiative will ensure improved road conditions, increase the capacity, and road safety for the travelers. The funds will be used to widen the existing two-lane road between Mardan and Swabi to four-lane divided road to accommodate an increase in traffic volume, including heavy trucks
The Mardan–Swabi Road, which suffers from severe traffic congestion and road safety issues caused by mixed traffic, runs through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s agricultural heartland between the Indus and Kabul rivers—highlighting its importance to the economic performance of the province. Average daily traffic on the road connecting the two cities is about 7,000 vehicles