NHA to build E-35 in two phases

ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) would undertake Hassanabdal-Mansehra Expressway (E-35) in two phases, an official of Ministry of Communications informed on Friday.

He said in Phase-I, construction of 49 km Hassanabdal-Havellian Section will be taken up. He informed Asian Development Bank would provide $ 315 million and approved $ 200 million for this year and rest $ 115 million will be provided next year.

The project is to be executed in two Packages, Package-I is 40 Km long and Package-II 19 Km long.

About land acquisition, he said the process was being carried out in three packages.

He said after construction of E-35, huge traffic load on Karakoram Highway would be eased.

He said that the Karakoram Highway was constructed to meet the needs of six to seven thousands vehicles, whereas currently over 20,000 vehicles travel on this road daily.

Source: APP