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Upgradation,dualization Of Multan-D.G. Khan Section Of N-70 To Be

ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (Muzaffargarh. – 02nd Dec, 2016 ) : National Highway Authority (NHA) plans to undertake the upgradation and dualization of Multan- Muzaffargarh-D.G. Khan Section of Multan-Qilla Saifullah Highway (N-70) on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.

An official of NHA told APP on Friday that the NHA invited bids for undertaking gradation and dualization of Multan- Muzaffargarh – D.G. Khan Section of N-70 and a Concession Agreement has been finalized.

He said once the Concession Agreement is signed, the work shall be commenced after achievement of Financial Close the Concessionaire. He said that the project construction period will be 24 months achievement of financial close.

Its total length is 447 kilometres divided into 1 kilometres in Balochistan and the remaining 266 kilometres in the . The N- 70 running in the centre of the country, links the Eastern and Western areas and connects provinces of Balochistan and Punjab and acts as the shortest route between Wagah and Taftan through and Quetta.

He said the widening and strengthening of 11.6 km Rakhi Gajj-Bewata section of the N-70 was also being done. The official said with the improvement of this link, the East-West corridor will be shortened by about 200 kms. The project would contribute towards safe and effective transportation, especially heavy vehicles and enhance the socio-economic environment of the entire area.

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