Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the work on Karachi-Hyderabad section of Lahore-Karachi Motorway. This will be Six Lane highway road which will start from Karachi and will terminate at Sindh’s second largest city, the Hyderabad. The said groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Karachi
This motorway will be the part of National and Regional Economic Corridor. Statistics of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway M9 are as follows:
- Length of Motorway: 136 Kilometers
- No. of Interchanges: 8
- No. of Service Areas: 2
- Construction By: Frontier Works Organization (FWO)
Super Highway or Malir Motorway is a 136-km long 4-lane highway connecting the cities of Hyderabad and Karachi in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is a part of Pakistan’s National Highways Network.
Signing of MOU between FWO and NHA
The Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M9) has been entrusted to Frontier Works Organisation for the next 25 years on Built-Operate-Transfer basis. A signing ceremony in this regard was held on 10 Mar 2015 at Headquarter FWO that was attended by the Chairman NHA Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Engineer in Chief Lt Gen Khalid Asghar, and Director General FWO Major General Muhammad Afzal.
According to the contract agreement the existing 4 Lane Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway will be converted in 6 Lane Motorway meeting International Standards and Maintain and Operate the Motorway, in line with International Practices over next twenty five years.