Up-gradation of 790km Karachi-Quetta-Chaman road approved; says Asim Bajwa

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved in principle to upgrade Karachi-Quetta-Chaman road to expressway, Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Wednesday.

Asim Bajwa, who is also Chairman of the CPEC Authority, said in a tweet the 790 kilometers long road passes through the most neglected areas where accidents ratio was the highest due to its poor condition.

Lt.Gen ® Asim Saleem Bajwa

He informed that the National Highway Authority (NHA) had also posted an advertisement for hiring consultant for feasibility study.

The expressway would be built on Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis under Public Private Partnership modality.

Meanwhile, ISLAMABAD, Sep 23 (APP): China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Asim Saleem Bajwa Wednesday called on Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and discussed CPEC projects’ progress in the province.

During the meeting, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and agriculture transformation models for Punjab under CPEC framework came under discussion.

The meeting also discussed the progress of Orange Line Metro Train project. On his official twitter account, Bajwa said the meeting remained very productive as the chief minister in presence of the ministers concerned directed to extend full support for the envisaged CPEC projects.