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Old July 20th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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[PK] Pakistan | road infrastructure

The National Highway Authority (NHA) is the premier road management and regulatory agency managing all national highways, motorways and strategic roads in Pakistan. National highways network consisting of 8,845 Km is 3.5 percent of the total road length in Pakistan and carries 75 % to 85 % of the total commercial traffic. The government has decided to gradually increase the present national average road density from 0.24Km/ sq.

National Highways

N-5 Karachi-Thatta-Hyderabad-Moro-Multan-Sahiwal-Lahore-Jhelum-Rawalpinid-Peshawar-Torkham (Grand Trunk Road) 1819 km
N-10 Lyari-Gwadar-Gabd (Makran Coastal Highway) 653 km
N-15 Mansehra-Naran-Jhalkhand 240 km
N-25 Karachi-Bela-Khuzdar-Kalat-Quetta-Chaman (RCD Highway) 813 km
N-35 Hasanabdal-Abbottabad-Thakot-Gilgit-Khunjerab (Karakoram Highway, KKH) 806 km
N-40 Lakpass-Nokundi-Taftan 610 km
N-45Nowhera-dir-Chitral 309 km
N-50 Kuchlac-Zhob-Dl Khan 531 km
N-55 Kotri-Shikarpur-DG Khan-Kohat-Peshawar (Indus Highway) 1264 km
N-65 Sukkar-Sibi-Saryab 385 km
N-70 Qilasaifullah-Loralai-DG Khan-Multan 447 km
N-75 Islamabad-Satra Mile-Lower Topa (Murree)- Kohala (Murree Expressway) 90 km
S-1 Jaglot (KKH)- Shangrial-Karachi-Skardu 167 km
S-2 Kohala-Muzaffarabad 40 km
Lahore - Sialkot Carriageway 101 km 6 Lanes Under Construction
Lahore - Faisalabad Carriageway

Motorways

M1 Peshawar-Islamabad 155 km 6 Lanes Under Construction
M2 Islambad-Pinidi Bhattian-Lahore 367 km 6 Lanes Completed
M3 Pinidi Bhattian - Faisalabad 53 km 6 Lanes Completed
M4 Faisalabad - Multan 243 km 4 Lanes Planned
M5 Multan - DG Khan 84 km 6 Lanes Planned
M6 DG Khan - Kakkar 467 km 2 Lanes Planned
M7 Kakkar - Karachi 280 km 2 Lanes Planned
M8 Ratodero - Gwadar 895 km 2 Lanes Under Construction
M9 Karachi-Hyderabad 136 km 4 Lanes Planned
M10 Karachi Northern Bypass 64 km 4,6 or 8 Lanes Planned

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M2 (Lahore - Islamabad)



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Passing through the Salt Ranges

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Passing through the Salt Ranges

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Northbound along the M2 @ the M2/M3 Junction (M3 Goes to Faisalabad)









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Old July 20th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #4
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Markan Coastal Highway (Karachi - Gwadar)

2 lanes (can be expanded to 4 lanes in the future)
















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Old July 20th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #5
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M1 (Peshawar - Islamabad)




Driving Eastbound to Islamabad


Observe lane dicipline!


Islamabad Toll Plaza


Driving into Islamabad


N5/M1 Junction @ Hasan Abdal
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Old July 20th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #6
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Islamabad Link Road

Connects Islamabad and Rawalpindi to the M1 (to Peshawar) and M2 (to Lahore)


N5 Underpass


Driving Southbound towards Islamabad Toll


Driving Southbound towards Islamabad Toll


Peshawar/Burhan Distances from ILR


Approching Toll Plaza


Approching Toll Plaza


Here at last!


Getting my card; A magnetic strip card is issued with the car information + point of entry embedded in the magnetic strip. You pay nothing to get on to the motorway at this point.


Here's the card!


M1/M2 Interchange Ahead


Getting on the M2 to Lahore
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Old July 20th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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the pics are awesome. I would be affraid to drive on such landscapes as they are quite scary.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:30 AM   #9
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At the N5-M1 junction, I wonder why there are gaps in the parapets of the roundabout bridge. It seems very strange.

I also have to wonder why they don't have one number for the M3-M4-M5-M6-M7 from Karachi to Pindi Bhattian.

Impressive roads, though.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 10:47 AM   #10
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At the N5-M1 junction, I wonder why there are gaps in the parapets of the roundabout bridge. It seems very strange.

I also have to wonder why they don't have one number for the M3-M4-M5-M6-M7 from Karachi to Pindi Bhattian.

Impressive roads, though.
You do indeed observe things closely (I missed the gaps)! I am not too familiar with the place, but it could be possible that the bridge is still under construction and those gaps would be filled later on. At least in Pakistan I've seen that happen on a few bridges. Or it could just haev been left like that, which is a bit irresponsible.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:04 AM   #11
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nice to see pakistan highway)
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That coastal road running westwards from Karachi is really stunning, i saw pics of it before.
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That coastal road running westwards from Karachi is really stunning, i saw pics of it before.
Yeah, it's pretty scenic, and a nice road to go flat out. But portions of it were destroyed by recent storms/cyclones.
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Google Earth Map showing M1 (Peshawar-Islamabad) and M2 (Islamabad-Lahore) and the start of the M3 (Pindi Bhattian - Faisalabad).


M1


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Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:07 AM   #15
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i didn't know that people in Pakistan drive like in England.
good to know.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:22 AM   #16
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i didn't know that people in Pakistan drive like in England.
good to know.
The British rulled here for over 100 years...guess that explains why we're also are mad about cricket.

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N5 (Karachi - Hyderabad)



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M1 (Islamabad - Peshawar) Motorway Video

Motorway starts 3 mins into the video. The guy (arsalanalf) who made this video is a member of SSC, at our forum Mehfil Pakistan.

Travelling to Islamabad from Peshawar on M1 (Bhahtar/Wah Cantt Interchange)


Exiting M1 onto N5


Back To Peshawar on M1



Travelling to Lahore on M2


A Rainy Day on the M2







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Karakoram Highway

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest paved international road in the world.


It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 metres (15,397 feet). It connects China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Northern Areas and also serves as a popular tourist attraction.




History
The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China, and was completed in 1986, after 20 years of construction. 810 Pakistani and 82 Chinese workers lost their lives,[1] mostly in landslides and falls, while building the highway. The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road.

On the Pakistani side, the road was constructed by FWO (Frontier Works Organization), employing the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers. Presently, the Engineer-in-Chief branch of the Pakistani Army is working on a project documenting the history of the highway. It is being written by Brigadier (Retired) Muhammad Mumtaz Khalid, who oversaw its construction.

The Highway
The highway, connecting the Northern Areas of Pakistan to the ancient Silk Road, runs approximately 1,300 km from Kashgar, a city in the Xinjiang region of China, to Havelian, located in the Abbottabad District of Pakistan. An extension of the highway meets the Grand Trunk Road at Hasan Abdal, west of Islamabad, Pakistan.

The highway cuts through the collision zone between the Asian and Indian continents, where China, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India come within 250km of each other. Owing largely to the extremely sensitive state of the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, the Karakoram highway has strategic and military importance.

On June 30, 2006, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Pakistani Highway Administration and China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) to rebuild and upgrade the KKH. According to SASAC, the width of the highway will be expanded from 10 meters to 30 meters, and its transport capacity will be increased three times. As well, the upgraded road will be constructed to particularly accommodate heavy-laden vehicles and extreme weather conditions.

China and Pakistan are also planning to link the Karakoram Highway to the southern port of Gwadar in Balochistan through the Chinese-aided Gwadar-Dalbandin railway, which extends up to Rawalpindi.

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* Rawalpindi
* Hasanabdal
* Haripur
* Abbottabad
* Mansehra
* Shinkiari
* Batgram
* Basham
* Beshari
* Dasu
* Chilas
* Bunji
* Gilgit
* Denyor
* Chalt
* Nagar
* Karimabad
* Gulmit
* Passu
* Sost
* Khunjerab Pass
* Tashkurgan, China
* Ghez
* Upal
* Kashgar - Chinese railhead - 1435mm gauge.

On June 1, 2006, a daily bus service began between Gilgit, FANA, Pakistan and Kashghar, China, through the Sust and Tashkorgan border area.
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