78 percent work of additional carriageway of N-55 Petaro-Sehwan section completed.


ISLAMABAD -- About 78 per cent of ongoing construction work of additional carriageway of Petaro-Sehwan section of Indus Highway (N-55) has been completed, but it not likely to be accomplished as per schedule by year end.

An official of National Highway Authority (NHA) told reporter on Monday that the project has been divided in two sections costing Rs1755.37 million and Rs2120 million respectively.

He said that work on both the packages stated on June 13 last year and was scheduled to be completed December 6, but so far about 78 per cent physical progress on both the packages could be achieved so far whereas hardly 30 days are left to the scheduled completion time.

The project is part of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, (CAREC) Development Investment Programme aiming dualization and rehabilitation of 208km of three road sections of the N-55 in the provinces of Sindh (Petaro to Sehwan and Ratodero to Shikarpur-dualization work) and Khyber...

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