Islamabad: The National Highway Authority (NHA) has announced plans to start construction on the 270-kilometer Hub-Dureji-Dadu Motorway (M-7) project soon. The Hub-Dureji-Dadu Motorway project, which would be a part of the southbound route from Islamabad to Karachi, will link more cities in the country to the highway system. The NHA has requested consultation services for a feasibility study and a detailed design for the M-7 Motorway. The road will include six service facilities designed to decrease traffic on M-6, as per Project Concept-1 (PC-1).
The project will also be connected to the recently opened 306-kilometer Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6) which was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif. The Peshawar-Karachi Motorway, which would connect Pakistan's major cities, has its final segment in the form of the Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway. It is relevant to mention here that
Several south and northbound motorway networks are being built in Pakistan as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which would facilitate trade between China and Gwadar in Balochistan. Pakistan is expected to construct a rail and road network as part of the project.