Upgradation and Rehabilitation of 25.5 kilometers Batkhela Bypass Road and Badwan – Khadagzai Road
The proposed project will provide alternate route from the centre of the most congested portion of Batkhela Bazar to periphery for the purpose of improving traffic flow. In fact, the development of this alternate road network for bypassing the existing N-45 traffic is required for providing relief to the increased traffic volume on the existing road which is affecting the traffic flow and ultimately causing traffic jams in Batkhela Bazar thus blocking the traffic flow from Swat, Shangla or from lower districts of Mardan and Peshawar.
The proposed project will provide reliable communication facilities reducing the difficulties of commuters and travel time. The inclusion of this road in CPEC will not only boost the economic activities in the region but will also open new opportunities for trade related activities. It will enhance and expedite farm to market access.
The estimated cost of 25.5 kilometers road is Pak Rs. 10.00 billion with 7.3 meters carriageway and 1.5 meter shoulders on each side and is designed for 80-100 kilometers per hour vehicular speed. It will be completed in 18 months period.
The proposed road can generate millions of rupees per year from 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.