ISLAMABAD – Work on the 285-kilometre section of Western Rout of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is in full swing and is expected to be completed by end of the current fiscal year.

According to the latest data of Planning Commission, the government has released over Rs30 billion for construction of Hakla on Motorway M-1 to Yarik (Dera Ismail Khan) expressway under this year Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

To ensure timely completion of the project the expressway has been divided into five packages and phase one of the projects comprises Yarik-Rehmani Khail section.

Similarly, under Package-II, 72 km section from Rehmanikhel to Mianwali would be constructed while a 52-kilometre section of package-III from Mianwali to Tarap has already been completed.

The package-IV comprises 50 KM section from Tarap to Pindi Gheb and consists of the 63-km long section from Pindi Gheb to Hakla.