Mahmood Khan inaugurated the south tunnel of mega project Swat motorway at Zulam Kot near Chakdara during his day long visit to the area.

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan inaugurated the south tunnel of mega project Swat motorway at Zulam Kot near Chakdara during his day long visit to the area. The previous government of PTI had initiated work on this flagship project costing Rs. 34 billion. Upto Katlang, 50 KM road has been completed and by December the work upto Chakdara would be completed and would be open for traffic. He said it is a project bringing revolution in the promotion of tourism and trade in the entire Malakand division and after completion it would open up new vistas of development in the area.
He was addressing an inaugural function of the tunnel of Swat Motorway mega project at Zulam Kot and also talked to the media at Bakhshali during his inspection visit to the Swat Motorway project. Provincial Minister for C&W Akbar Ayub, Spokesman of KP Government MPA Shaukat Yousafzai, DG FWO Maj. Gen. Inam Haider Malik, Commissioner Malakand Division Zaheerul Islam and other civil military officers also participated.
Chief Minister inspected the roads right from Karnal Sher Khan Interchange to Bakhshali road and had an aerial view from Bakhshali to Zulam Kot. DG FWO briefed the Chief Minister on the progress so far made on the mega Swat motorway project. Chief Minister directed for timely completion of the project with focus on quality of work adding that by December, the motorway should be ready for all traffic. He said it is a unique project, the provincial government has initiated and will complete it out of its own resources. This project will make the entire Malakand division, the centre of all tourism related activities and would open up new vistas of development. The 80 KM long mega project would have seven interchanges right from Karnal Sher Khan Interchange to Chakdara. This would also develop and upgrade services in the hitherto dozens of backward villages in the area.
Mahmood Khan thanked the people for giving land for the construction of motorway and assured that the land acquisition money would soon be given to the land owners whose land acquired for the motorway. It is a project of public welfare, public development and public prosperity which would usher in a new era of development of the entire Malakand adding that his government would never compromise on the development and prosperity of the people and removing their deprivation. He also planted a sapling of Deodar and directed the relevant department to launch tree plantation on both sides of the motorway. He also directed to start construction of rest areas, mosques and markets on the allocated points of the motorway.
Mahmood Khan assured for the accelerated completion of Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit adding that there were some issues that partially delayed the timely completion of Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit however now his government has started monitoring the quality of work and the early completion of Peshawar Rapid Bus Transit. It is our endeavour to timely complete the Peshawar Rapid Bus Transit which is actually a project for the beautification of the whole of Peshawar.

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