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Old April 4th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #141
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Old April 4th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #142
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #143
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M1 Motorway from Islamabad to peshawar

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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:19 PM   #144
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Old May 8th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #145
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Newly built road to Murree

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Old May 8th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #146
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Karakoram highway linking pakistan with China, goes through the some of the world's most difficult terrains of the Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush. Highest point is 4700+m.

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Road to Murree (old one) by TMirza

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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:26 AM   #148
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Some nice pics of M2 by Farid

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Hmmm, those entrances are not really safe once traffic volumes are higher. No time to merge.

Are freeways in Pakistan build with 6 lanes by default?
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Old August 8th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #150
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Hmmm, those entrances are not really safe once traffic volumes are higher. No time to merge.

Are freeways in Pakistan build with 6 lanes by default?

The short answer is most currently built and under-construction ones have 6-lanes but some have 4 (with capacity to be expanded later to 6).

The long answer is depends on traffic...There only 4 motorways as of current and another 2 or 3 U/C. Two of these - M1 (175 km long) and M2 (367km long ) have 6 lanes while the other two - M3 ( 53km long) and M10 (57km long) have 4 lanes but with provision for additional lanes eventually making them 6 also.

Two U/C ones M-9 (138km) and M-11 (~100km?) are also going to have 6 lanes.
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how many six lane expressway do u have
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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #152
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Hmmm, those entrances are not really safe once traffic volumes are higher. No time to merge.

Are freeways in Pakistan build with 6 lanes by default?
That's a typical **** road for you. You merge straight into a lane. It's the duty of the driver to get out of the way. There's always a huge jam whenever a lane merges into a busy road.
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That's a typical **** road for you. You merge straight into a lane. It's the duty of the driver to get out of the way. There's always a huge jam whenever a lane merges into a busy road.
Forget freeways and highways, the most retarded designs are of our flyovers, which are plopped into places such that lanes coming from the sides cause a lot of trouble for both those descending from the flyover and those in the lane wanting to turn right.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #154
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Mansehra-Chilas road ...just beyond Naran. River Kunhar can be seen (known for its trout fish)



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A typical mountain road , only accessible by jeeps, for access to far flung areas in the himalayan Mountains.
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Faisalabad-Multan Motorway: Gilani to perform ground-breaking on August 18

MULTAN (August 17 2009): Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will perform the ground-breaking of Faisalabad-Multan Motorway (M-4) on August 18 (Tuesday). It is officially stated here on Sunday. National Highway Authority (NHA) spokesman has said that work on Faisalabad-Multan Motorway (M-4) will start soon after the inauguration and the project would be completed in three years.

With the completion of M-4 the people will have motorway facility from Peshawar up to Multan. He said that NHA was diligently working to implement the National Trade Corridor concept that envisaged a network of motorway and expressways all across Pakistan. He said that the government had released funds required for land acquisition on Khanewal-Lodharan Expressway (E-5).

The spokesman also said the revised PC-1 for Karachi Northern Bypass and recommended it for approval by CDWP and the ECNEC. The project would cost Rs 5.4 billion. The spokesman informed that under the Multan package, the government was paying special attention to development projects in southern part of Punjab province. He said that NHA had completed the design work for Head Mohammad Wala Bridge and work on the project was being done.

He said the project would bring numerous benefits to the people of Multan and other cities. He said the bridge would reduce the distance by 40-km between Khushab and Multan besides providing linkages with Mianwali, Rangpur. He said that efforts were being made to complete the projects in time and at the minimum possible cost.

He also apprised the meeting about various steps NHA had taken to improve the safety of the road users and to modernise the process of toll collection on national highways.

Distance from Faisalabad Motorway to other cities Chiniot: 47 KM, Toba Tek Singh, 77 Km, Hafizabad: 94 KM, Sargodha: 90 KM, Lahore: 143 KM, Wazirabad: 155 KM, Sialkot: 200 KM, Jehlum: 251 KM, Khanewal: 170 KM, Multan: 237 KM, Bahawalpur: 273 KM, D.I.Khan: 270 KM, New Mirpur: 295 KM, Islamabad: 372 KM, Muree: 420 KM, Abbotabad: 475 KM, Muzaffarabad: 496 Km, Kohat: 538 Km, Peshawar: 526 KM, Saidu: 601 KM, Chitral: 737 KM, Gilgit: 901 KM, Sukkur: 691 KM, Larkana:795 KM, Hyderabad: 1006 KM, Thatta: 1104 KM, Karachi: 1182 KM, Quetta: 1096 KM, Bela: 1363 KM and Turbat: 1777 KM

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i have heard M4 has been started .Anyone knows when this project will be completed.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #159
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the completiton I believe is in 3 years and the work started even before the inauguration. It will divided up in phases though. just google it for further information
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WITNESS: Failed state? Try Pakistan's M2 motorway


Vehicles pass under the Faisalabad interchange bridge on the M2 motorway near Pindibhattian December 13, 2009.

By Alistair Scrutton

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - If you want a slice of peace and stability in a country with a reputation for violence and chaos, try Pakistan's M2 motorway.

At times foreign reporters need to a give a nation a rest from their instinctive cynicism. I feel like that with Pakistan each time I whizz along the M2 between Islamabad and Lahore, the only motorway I know that inspires me to write.

Now, if the M2 conjures images of bland, spotless tarmac interspersed with gas stations and fast food outlets, you would be right. But this is South Asia, land of potholes, reckless driving and the occasional invasion of livestock.

And this is Pakistan, for many a "failed state." Here, blandness can inspire almost heady optimism.

Built in the 1990s at a cost of around $1 billion, the 228-mile (367-km) motorway -- which continues to Peshawar as the M1 -- is like a six-lane highway to paradise in a country that usually makes headlines for suicide bombers, army offensives and political mayhem.

Indeed, for sheer spotlessness, efficiency and emptiness there is nothing like the M2 in the rest of South Asia.


It puts paid to what's on offer in Pakistan's traditional foe and emerging economic giant India, where village culture stubbornly refuses to cede to even the most modern motorways, making them battlegrounds of rickshaws, lorries and cows.

There are many things in Pakistan that don't get into the news. Daily life, for one. Pakistani hospitality to strangers, foreigners like myself included, is another. The M2 is another sign that all is not what it appears in Pakistan, that much lies hidden behind the bad news.

On a recent M2 trip, my driver whizzed along but kept his speedometer firmly placed on the speed limit. Here in this South Asian Alice's Wonderland, the special highway police are considered incorruptible.
The motorway is so empty one wonders if it really cuts through one of the region's most populated regions.

"130, OK, but 131 is a fine," said the driver, Noshad Khan. "The police have cameras," he added, almost proudly. His hand waved around in the car, clenched in the form of a gun.

On one of my first trips to Pakistan. I arrived at the border having just negotiated a one-lane country road in India with cows, rickshaws and donkey-driven carts.

I toted my luggage over to the Pakistan side, and within a short time my Pakistani taxi purred along the tarmac. The driver proudly showed off his English and played U.S. rock on FM radio. The announcer even had an American accent. Pakistan, for a moment, receded, and my M2 trip began.

Built in the 1990s by then prime minister Nawaz Sharif, it was part of his dream of a motorway that would unite Pakistan with Afghanistan and central Asia.

For supporters it shows the potential of Pakistan. Its detractors say it was a waste of money, a white elephant that was a grandiose plaything for Sharif.

But while his dreams for the motorway foundered along with many of Pakistan, somehow the Islamabad-Lahore stretch has survived assassinations, coups and bombs.

A relatively expensive toll means it is a motorway for the privileged. Poorer Pakistanis use the older trunk road nearby tracing an ancient route that once ran thousands of miles to eastern India. The road is shorter, busier and takes nearly an hour longer.

On my latest trip, I passed the lonely occasional worker in an orange suit sweeping the edge of the motorway in a seemingly Sisyphean task.

A fence keeps out the donkeys and horse-driven carts. Service centres are almost indistinguishable from any service station in the West, aside perhaps from the spotless mosques.

The real Pakistan can be seen from the car window, but in the distance. Colorful painted lorries still ply those roads. Dirt poor villagers toil in brick factories, farmers on donkey carts go about their business.

Of course, four hours of mundane travel is quite enough. Arriving in Lahore, the road suddenly turns into South Asia once again. Dust seeps through the open car window, endless honks sound, beggars knock on car windows. The driver begins again his daily, dangerous battle for road supremacy.

As Pakistan unveils itself in all its vibrancy, it is exciting to be back. But you can't help feel a tinge of regret at having experienced, briefly, a lost dream.

"Motorway good - but Pakistan," Noshad said at the last petrol station before we entered Lahore. "Terrorism, Rawalpindi," he added, referring to the latest militant attack on a mosque in the garrison town which killed dozens.

(Editing by Jerry Norton)

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BF01220091216
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