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Old November 13th, 2015, 04:17 PM   #401
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Here's a map showing the proposed routes between Pakistan and Tajikistan:


Brown shows the route from Chitral to Ishakashim to Dushanbe. This would probably be the best since it passes through a relatively stable part of Afghanistan and only for a short period of time, however, it would require a tunnel into Afghanistan from Pakistan. Also, it still would involve Afghanistan, which means they can delay construction or try to tie it to a transit agreement for Afghan trucks to reach India. So why involve them?

Purple line is the longest, but most likely to be completed. It connects Khunjerab with Kalasu (in China, on border with Tajikistan) and into Murghob city in Tajikstan. It follows the Pamir Highway which is already used by Chinese trucks. The Chinese might be willing to fund this route, especially since it connects a neighboring country directly to China. And it doesn't pass through Afghanistan, which is obviously a bonus. So despite being the longest route, it is by far the best in my opinion. It is the most stable route that avoids Afghanistan altogether, and the Chinese might fund this. Plus, it would require that the Pamir Highway be refurbished.

Maroon shows the Peshawar to Dushanbe route via Afghanistan. This be great to use, but Afghanistan is not stable enough to be a transit corridor, and honestly, we should completely avoid this route until the purple route is built. Once the Afghans see that we can simply bypass their country, they'd be less likely to play politics over the maroon route.

So, I think we should build the purple route first, then maroon, and just skip the brown route altogether.

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Old November 13th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #402
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Here's a map showing the proposed routes between Pakistan and Tajikistan:


Brown shows the route from Chitral to Ishakashim to Dushanbe. This would probably be the best since it passes through a relatively stable part of Afghanistan and only for a short period of time, however, it would require a tunnel into Afghanistan from Pakistan. Also, it still would involve Afghanistan, which means they can delay construction or try to tie it to a transit agreement for Afghan trucks to reach India. So why involve them?

Purple line is the longest, but most likely to be completed. It connects Khunjerab with Kalasu (in China, on border with Tajikistan) and into Murghob city in Tajikstan. It follows the Pamir Highway which is already used by Chinese trucks. The Chinese might be willing to fund this route, especially since it connects a neighboring country directly to China. And it doesn't pass through Afghanistan, which is obviously a bonus. So despite being the longest route, it is by far the best in my opinion. It is the most stable route that avoids Afghanistan altogether, and the Chinese might fund this. Plus, it would require that the Pamir Highway be refurbished.

Maroon shows the Peshawar to Dushanbe route via Afghanistan. This be great to use, but Afghanistan is not stable enough to be a transit corridor, and honestly, we should completely avoid this route until the purple route is built. Once the Afghans see that we can simply bypass their country, they'd be less likely to play politics over the maroon route.

So, I think we should build the purple route first, then maroon, and just skip the brown route altogether.

Thanks Regina for your very informative post.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #403
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A road between Pakistan and Tajikistan.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #405
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But why? Is it a government plan??
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Yes: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015...an-tajikistan/
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Good!! Then by-passing Afghanistan is a must!!
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Old November 15th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #408
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PM to inaugurate Faisalabad-Multan Motorway tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is going to inaugurate the second section of M-4 Faisalabad-Multan Motorway from Gojra to Shorkot tomorrow.

This section of M-4 is another milestone in upgrading and decongesting country's overburdened transport infrastructure.

Besides, it will boost trade and travel while reducing cost and time from textile producing hub Faisalabad in central Punjab to Multan which is a major trade centre in Southern Punjab.

M-4 will open up new opportunities for the residents of Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Shorkot by providing faster access to bigger markets.

M-4 Section-1 (Faisalabad-Gojra) 58 KMs has already been completed with assistance of ADB and open to traffic since March 2015. Construction of Section-2 (Gojra-Shorkot) 62 KMs will be started now.

Also read: PM Nawaz inaugurates Karachi-Hyderabad motorway

The M4 will upgrade the country’s vital north-south road network for promotion of economic growth, job creation and regional connectivity.

It will extend the already completed M-1, M-2 and M-3 motorways southwards and shorten the distance between Multan and twin cities of Islamabad-Rawalpindi in the north

The M-4 is also a step towards in positioning Pakistan to act as a transit artery for goods moving between the port city of Karachi/Gwadar in the south to Torkham on the northern border with Afghanistan via the country’s major business and population centers.

It will eventually link ports with the land-locked regions of Central Asia.
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Ecnec approves 230kms Karachi-Lahore Motorway

ISLAMABAD - The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Saturday approved the Karachi-Lahore Motorway (230 KMs length) and construction of roads and acquisition of land linking the New Islamabad International Airport.

The ECNEC, which met under the chair of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, has considered and approved construction of Abdul Hakeem - Lahore section of the Karachi-Lahore Motorway (230 KMs length). The project would cost Rs. 150,665.025 million and would cover cities/towns of Abdul Hakeem, Pir Mahal, Samundri, Gojra, Tandilianwala, Jaranwala, Bucheki, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura and Lahore.

The project aims at construction of 230 KM long 6 lane access controlled section of Karachi-Lahore motorway from Abdul Hakeem to Lahore) including necessary road side facilities.

The total cost of Karachi-Lahore Motorway is about Rs700 billion. The National Highway Authority (NHA) has planned to build and complete the Karachi-to-Lahore motorway in three-and-a-half years.

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After detailed discussion, ECNEC also approved Sindh Roads Improvement project at a cost of Rs. 22,750 million. The project envisages reconditioning / reconstruction, improvement, widening and strengthening of varying lengths of 329 KM existing roads in Kashmore, Kandhkot, Larkana, Sanghar, Tando Adam, Mirpur Khas, Tando Mohammad Khan and Badin areas. These roads have been damaged by floods and heavy rain fall and need urgent revamping.
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Canal Expressway from Gatwala Bridge to Sahianwala Interchange Faisalabad
NESPAK has been awarded design and construction supervision of Canal Expressway from Gatwala Bridge to Sahianwala (M-3) Interchange Faisalabad by City District Government, Faisalabad. The length of the expressway is 24.5km which is a 3+3 lane dual carriageway. It will provide an alternate route for access to the Motorway through Sahianwala Interchange.

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Apparently, 'inaugurate' means the start of construction in this sense. The Khanewal - Multan section is supposed to open to traffic this month as well, maybe also tomorrow?
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Old November 16th, 2015, 10:16 AM   #412
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Apparently, 'inaugurate' means the start of construction in this sense. The Khanewal - Multan section is supposed to open to traffic this month as well, maybe also tomorrow?
Yes, PM just inaugurated start of work on 2nd section (Gojra-Shorkot-62Km) of M-4.

While Multan-Khanewal section is completed and is ready for opening in next two weeks. So M-4 current status is as as follow:

1. Section 1 Fasialabad-Gojra-58km operational.
2. Section 2 Gojra-Shorkot-62km Work started today.
3. Section 3 Shorkot-Khanewal-~60km (I am not sure but it looks like this section will be merged with Lahore- Abdul hakeem section (Approved and land accquired, work to start in 1 month) of KLM).
4. Section 4 Khanewal-Multan-58km+extension Completed, to be opened in few days.

Hope it clears everything about M-4.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #413
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The Khanewal - Multan section of M4 is reported to open to traffic on 21 November.

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2015...gurated-today/
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 11:33 AM   #414
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4. Section 4 Khanewal-Multan-58km+extension Completed, to be opened in few days.

Hope it clears everything about M-4.
It's almost clear...

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The 57 kilometer segment of M4 between Khanewal and Multan in Pakistan opened to traffic today. The cost was 13 billion rupees (€ 116 million).

http://www.radio.gov.pk/newsdetail/71752/2

http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakis...otorway-today/
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M4: Gojra – Shorkot 62km (16 November 2015 to November 2019)
I guess Khanewal - Multan was officially inaugurated on 21st November but opened for traffic on 23rd November!?

What's the exact section length (i/c to i/c) 54, 57 or 58km?
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Canal Expressway from Gatwala Bridge to Sahianwala Interchange Faisalabad
NESPAK has been awarded design and construction supervision of Canal Expressway from Gatwala Bridge to Sahianwala (M-3) Interchange Faisalabad by City District Government, Faisalabad. The length of the expressway is 24.5km which is a 3+3 lane dual carriageway. It will provide an alternate route for access to the Motorway through Sahianwala Interchange.

You wrote "expressway" and "dual carriageway". Is the road planned to have grade-separated interchanges or at-grade crossroads? Is it planned to be access-controlled? Is there any estimated date for the beginning of construction works or any contract deadline for the road to be opened? Where is it located, here?
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I guess Khanewal - Multan was officially inaugurated on 21st November but opened for traffic on 23rd November!?

What's the exact section length (i/c to i/c) 54, 57 or 58km?

The section length is 57km reported by many sources. And it was officially inaugurated on 21 november and is opened for traffic since than. Some minor finishing work is still going.
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You wrote "expressway" and "dual carriageway". Is the road planned to have grade-separated interchanges or at-grade crossroads? Is it planned to be access-controlled? Is there any estimated date for the beginning of construction works or any contract deadline for the road to be opened? Where is it located, here?
This road is just 3x2 dual carriageway, Grade separated but not access controlled. So it can't be added to list.


@MichiH

Remove E-2 (both sections) from list as thay are not access controlled and they have U-turns also. Instead add Lahore Ring Road in the list. I will provide more data about LRR in a few days. It is 3x2 expressway, grade separated and access controlled.

And E-35 (Both Sections) opening date is last quarter of 2017. Add this date too.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 08:07 PM   #418
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Why are there so many national highways in the Larkana area? Apart from N-55, there is also N-105, N-155, N-255, N-455 & N-655. Meanwhile larger cities like Rawalpindi and Lahore have only one national highway (N-5).

Nearly all 3-digit national highways are designated near Larkana.
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Round-about in front of Federal board building (i-8/h-8 roundabout)


Round-about in front of Federal board building (i-8/h-8 roundabout)


on Round-about in front of Federal board building. The brdige over the highway to Garden avenue is also visible


old i-8/h-8 service road... Tata congestion!


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