The long and painful wait is over for Peshawar citizens as National Highway Authority (NHA) approved Peshawar Northern Bypass Project after a long duration of 15 years. The Executive Board approved gave green signal to the revised PC-I of the said project. It now amounts Rs 21.34 million, that is almost double than the initially approved budget of Rs 9.6 billion.
Key Details of Peshawar Northern Bypass Project
Peshawar Northern Bypass Project was initially a segment of Peshawar Ring Road, that was handed to NHA in 2003. Initially, the project was approved by ECNEC in 2005, with the cost of Rs. 3.078 billion. However, some issues related to bypass alignment, land acquisition, excessive urbanization, etc. enforced authorities to resurvey the project. In addition, a modification was made in the suggested alignment that was later selected for the project.
What is the Revised Scheme of Peshawar Northern Bypass Project?
The revised scheme of Peshawar Northern Bypass Project is 32.2 Km long that will be developed near Peshawar’s Northern area. It will be a four-lane bypass with service roads on both sides. The proposed bypass will start from the Peshawar main toll plaza, Motorway M1. It later heads towards National Highway N-5, Jamrud. It will also go through the Peshawar Northern city and will provide a connection with the Motorway Network.