The scheme and the PC-I document of the 364-km motorway which is going to link Peshawar to Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan, has been confirmed by the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on 21th December 2020. In addition, the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has been defined as responsible, for better procedural clearance, justification and explanation of this project.
This motorway project, consisting of 19 intersections, 2 tunnels at Dara Adam Khel (5.6 km) and Banda Daud Shah (1.6 km) and 113 main structures, is a six-lane (3 for each direction) motorway scheme. The commencement station of this part of national motorway will be Chamkani, then it will pass through Darra Adam Khel, Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and will reach to Dera Ismail Khan at final station.
A four years’ period and a EUR 1.40bn (PKR 276 bn) budget has been considered for this project according to PC-I details. Better linking of this area with the rest of the province and also unifying merged regions with the major centers of state, are the other intended purposes of this massive project.