New Hyderabad Toll Plaza on M-9 has been completed and will be operational with effect from 24 Dec 2020. This largest toll plaza of the country, comprising 24 lanes with 6 entry and 18 exit points, will substantially help eliminate traffic congestion, thus, ensuring contented commuting with reduced entry/exit time. Besides, the state of the art IT infrastructure linked with a hybrid power system shall be supporting uninterrupted tolling operations for a peaceful and smooth traffic flow.
The M-9 is a 136-km long 6-lane motorway connecting Hyderabad and Karachi’s cities in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is a part of Pakistan’s Motorways Network. M-9 is an upgrade of the existing Karachi-Hyderabad Super Highway by adding an extra lane on each side and a complete re-surfacing of the road.
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The re-construction of the M-9 motorway via FWO is below the international standards.
The M-9 Motorway’s groundbreaking ceremony was held on 11 March 2015 with a planned completion date of August 2017; however, a deadline for M-9 had slipped, and the new inauguration was held in April 2018.
M-9 motorway constructed by the FWO
The motorway was constructed by the Frontier Works Organization (FWO), and Think Transportation was the Traffic Consultant for the motorway. Construction began in September 2015 and completed in April 2018. The motorway is 136 km and includes 3 lanes on either side. The project will reduce the traveling time between Karachi and Hyderabad.
Earlier this year, Bahria Town Karachi opened its newly-built dedicated interchange on M9 Motorway for the public on Saturday. The interchange is the country’s first public infrastructure project to be constructed and fully funded by a private real estate developer.
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The objective behind the construction of the interchange was not only to facilitate the residents of Bahria Town but also to assist travelers.
The eight-kilometers-long project includes three underpasses, multiple slip roads, access roads, service roads, part of M9 that passes through the interchange, extension of an existing bridge, construction of a new bridge a causeway.
GVS News Desk