Dualization of Mardan-Swabi Road including Swabi Bypass (55 km)
Mardan and Swabi are the two neighboring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and interconnected through main highway. Due to population growth and associated economic, educational and commercial activities the city has become congested and a bypass road is essentially required for traffic which will evade the congested Swabi Bazar.
Dualization of Mardan-Swabi road and construction of Swabi bypass will provide uninterrupted traffic flow, reduce accidents as both sides of the road are densely populated. The road will improve the traffic movement especially the heavy traffic leading to Gadoon Industrial estate by avoiding busy Swabi Bazar which will have a positive impact on the overall trade & business activities in the area. This will advance economic activities related to trade, agriculture, mines, minerals and tobacco in the region. It will provide better opportunities for promotion of tourism in proximity of Mardan & Swabi having various world heritage sites at Takht Bhai, Shahbaz Garhi & Jamal Garhi.
The scope of the work comprises of dualization of the existing facility i.e. construction of 7.3 meters carriage way on both the sides along with 2 meter shoulders, 4 bridges, 1 flyover and 164 slab & pipe culverts. The tentative cost of the project is Pak Rs. 33 billion and it will be completed in 30 months period. The pre-feasibility of the project has been conducted.
The proposed road can generate millions of rupees per year from collection of toll taxes. 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 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 prevails in the province.