Remaining 12-kilomter under-construction section of Hazara Motorway was nearing completion and it would likely to be opened from traffic in May.
Talking to APP, National Highway Authority (NHA) Member Motorway North Shahid Ehsan said that by completing this portion, the Hazara Motorway would become fully operational and it would provide a modern six-lane road facility to people of Havelian, Abbotabad and Mansehra people. It is worth a mention that a 47-kilometre section of the Hassanabdal-Havelian motorway, commonly known as the Hazara motorway was opened for traffic from Burhan to Shah Maqsood interchange in December last year.
For timely construction of the motorway,I t was divided in three packages out of which two packages were completed last year but the third was delayed due to difficult terrain.
He said that the total length of the Hazara motorway from Hassanabdal to Havelian would be 59.1 kilometers. The project would have five interchanges with toll plazas at their entrance and exit points.
He said that a section up to Mansehra of Havelian-Thakot motorway would also be opened for traffic by May next year.
The official stated that with the completion of the motorway, the people of Hazara division would be able to play an active role in trade, tourism, industry and agricultural sectors that would ultimately boost the country's economy.
It would thus open a new chapter in Pakistan's progress and prosperity, he added – APP