The National Highway Council has awarded the contract for the construction of 306 km long Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6). The motorway will be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 307 Billion.
M-6 is the last remaining patch of motorway from Peshawer to Karachi and will be built on a unique public-private partnership (PPP) model. Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Asad Mahmood presided over the meeting where the project was granted approval.
While addressing the meeting the Federal Secretary Communications and Chairman National Highway Authority Captain Muhammad Khurram Agha (retd) said that 15 interchanges, one major bridge on the Indus River, 19 overpass bridges, 82 bridges on canals, and six flyovers will be built on this 306 km long motorway. 61 km service road will also be constructed along with this motorway. The speed limit on this motorway will be 130 km per hour and the facility of service areas and rest areas on both sides of the motorway will be available at a distance of every 50 km.
Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah was also attended the meeting. Federal Secretary Communications/ Chairman National Highway Authority Capt Muhammad Khurram Agha (retd), and officials from the Finance Division, Planning and Development Division, Highway Construction, financial professionals, and the senior officers of the Ministry of Communications and NHA participated
This motorway will pass through the districts of Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Matiari, Benazirabad, Nowshehro Feroze, Khairpur, and Sukkur.