Improvement and Rehabilitation of road from Krapa to Shakardara
The proposed route is an important project as it passes through minerals rich areas of the province. Oil & Gas reserves and precious mines have been explored in this area and as such it will facilitate transportation of oil. The significance of this route increases after establishment of Gwadar port as it will reduce time factor and create energy efficient alternate route. The proposed road has been put on priority as it will create linkage with the main CPEC route. It will produce multiple economic benefits while enhancing employment generation, transportation business, hotel industry and trade.
The construction of proposed road is the top priority of provincial government after discovery of oil and gas deposits in the area and as such has been notified as provincial highway. The project aims at Improvement & Rehabilitation of road from Krappa to Shakardarra. The all-weather road upon completion will benefit population ranging between 50,000 to 60,000 as well as transportation of oil.
The estimated cost of 35 kilometers road is Pak Rs. 14 billion with 7.3 meters carriageway and 2 meter shoulders on each side and is designed for 60-80 kilometers per hour vehicular speed. It will be completed in 36 months. 2 bridges will be constructed during the course. The Pre-feasibility has been conducted.
The proposed road can generate millions of rupees per year from toll taxes. Skilled, semi-skilled, unskilled workforce and basic utilities are 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 profits. 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 having minimum turnover of US $ 1 billion.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will facilitate investors for interaction with relevant agencies and is committed to partner with the investor by providing all basic infrastructure in execution of project. The investors friendly security situation already prevails in the province.