Work on CPEC Western Route in final stages

Engineering Post Report

National Logistic Cell (NLC) is busy in giving final touches to one of the most important component of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)‘s Western Route Alignment.

NLC , one of five different construction firms, has completed more than 95 per cent of highly quality work on its assigned package-1  on 285 kilometers long Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan  Motorway project and is expected to be first to complete its assigned part of motorway ahead of four others.

Package-1 assigned to NLC comprises of 4-lane 55 kilometers long carriageway which originates from Yarik near Dera Ismail Khan and culminates at Rehmani Khel area.

NLC has completed all development works including construction of two inter-changes at Yarik and Abdul Khel, six under-passes and four bridges among other required construction work.

On motorway’s becoming functional, it will drastically cut  travel distance between  Dera Ismail Khan and Islamabad, also linking major highways i.e. N-50 and N-55 at Dera Ismail Khan junction promoting socio-economic development related activities in the area which produces  pulses, grains, fruits especially mangoes and dates of superior quality but somehow has remained under-developed so far and also increase connectivity  between North Punjab,South Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and North West Balochistan giving boost to much needed trade activities all around.