Indus Highway

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Pakistan N-55.svg

National Highway N–55
Indus Highway
قومی شاہراہ 55
Route information
Maintained by National Highway Authority
Length1,264 km (785 mi)
Major junctions
South endKarachi
North endPeshawar
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan
Map of National Highways of Pakistan also indicating N55

The Indus Highway (Urdu: شاہراہ سندھ‎), also known as National Highway 55 (N-55) (Urdu: قومی شاہراہ 55‎), is a 1264 km long four-lane national highway that runs along the Indus River in Pakistan connecting the port city of Karachi with the northwestern city of Peshawar via Dera Ghazi Khan. It is part of Pakistan's National Highways network and is maintained and operated by Pakistan's National Highway Authority. The Indus Highway passes through the Kohat Tunnel.


In 1980, the Indus Highway was proposed to provide an alternative and shorter route to the heavily used N-5 and to also aid the development of western Sindh province and eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Construction began in 1981 from Karachi and was completed in 1985 in Peshawar. Major cities it links include

The Government of Pakistan have planned that a portion of about 300 km will be dualized by the year 2023 starting from Dera Ghazi Khan towards Kotri.

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