ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Highway Authority (NHA) is opening the newly-built 392km Multan-Sukkur Motorway on Friday (today).

According to the NHA, the six-lane M-5 motorway will be opened to light traffic. Being an integral link to the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor, it’s expected to reduce travel time betw­een Multan and Sukkur to a considerable extent.

The new motorway will not only accelerate indust­r­i­­al growth but also benefit the agricultural sector, the NHA said, adding that M-5 is also ex­­p­e­cted to pave the way for socio-economic uplift in Pun­jab and Sindh.

Published in Dawn, September 13th, 2019

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