Development of Missing link Northern ring road from Warsak road to Nasir Bagh.
Peshawar is the provincial metropolis of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and due to this reason it’s the biggest and the most populated city of the province. The city has expanded in all directions during the last thirty years which has created traffic congestion and the vehicular emissions has contributed to environmental pollution in the city.
The proposed road will provide an alternate route to the city commuters and reduce traffic congestion as well as environmental pollution. It will open new areas of development so as to put the city growth in a radial pattern rather than in linear direction.
The project will involve construction of dual carriageway, service road on both sides, two flyovers, one interchange, six bridges, two underpasses, drains and culverts. The total length of the road is 14 kilometers.
The project will cost around Pak Rs. 12.00 billion or US $ 114.28 million. The project is of immense value and all the investment to be made can be ploughed back in 10-15 years through toll taxes and exploitation of commercial sites along the road. The estimated per year revenue from the proposed project will be around US $1.543 million.
The proposed road will act as bypass to the traffic plying between the Northern areas and Afghanistan and between the city’s outskirts located on Northern side of G.T–Jamrud road. It is expected that much of the traffic will be diverted to the aforementioned areas through the proposed project and as such will generate considerable revenues. The provincial government has already provided funds for land acquisition. The feasibility has been conducted whereas detailed engineering design is in advance stage of completion. Skilled, semi skilled and unskilled workforce is adequately available in the project area.
The project provides an opportunity for the donor agencies / investors for investment and to recoup the capital investment with profit. It can be executed through preferably Public Private Partnership (BOOT/BOT) or any other mode mutually agreed by both the parties. The project is open for all the state-owned, state-supported and private entities.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will facilitate investors for interaction with relevant agencies and is committed to be the partner of investor by providing all the basic infrastructure in execution of the project. The investors friendly security situation already prevails in the province.