M-6 to fulfil long-standing demand of Sindh people


A mega project of the National Highway Authority (NHA), Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M6), would be completed in a record time of 30 months and it would be constructed according to international standards.

Talking to a state run news agency here on Wednesday, an official of NHA said that the 15 interchanges, a major bridge over the Indus River, 19 overpass bridges, 82 bridges over canals, 6 flyovers, and 10 service areas would be constructed on a 306 km long mega project. He said that along with Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway, a service road of 61 kilometers will be constructed. He said the cost of the project would be Rs307 billion and after its completion, a maximum speed of 120 kilometers will be allowed.

He informed that the motorway will pass through the districts of Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Matiari, Benazirabad, Naushahro Feroze, Khairpur, and Sukkur. He said that after every 50 kilometers service and rest areas would be constructed on both sides of the motorway. He said that the construction of M-6 was a long-standing demand of the people of Sindh, which was fulfilled during the current democratic government. He said that the government was striving to provide a solid infrastructure for development.—NNI