PESHAWAR: According to sources, on Thursday (January 13), the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gave his approval for the draft agreement of Swat Motorway Phase 2. This agreement was approved under the public-private partnership financing model. The specific details of the 80-km-long Swat Motorway Phase 2 project entail that it would be developed from Chakdara Interchange to Maydan Fatehpur.
Reports have further revealed that initially, the motorway is expected to feature four lanes. However, it is expected that it will be expanded to six lanes with time. Four rest stops will also be built in different locations near the Swat River. There will also be a development of nine interchanges and eight major bridges to facilitate this project. Section IV of the Land Purchase Act-1894 was applied by the authorities to ensure a timely land acquisition for the project.
The authorities took formal signatures of the relevant officials on an agreement with the successful bidder. Furthermore, directions were given by Mahmood to the officials that no delay should be made regarding executing the Expression of Interest for the Dir Motorway Project.
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