Indus Highway

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Indus Highway
Route information
Maintained by NHA
Length: 1,264 km (785 mi)
Existed: 1980 – present
History: Commenced in 1980. Completed in 1988.
Major junctions
South end: Karachi
  N-5, N65, N70, N50, N80
North end: Peshawar
Highway system

National Highways of Pakistan

Motorways of Pakistan
Map of National Highways of Pakistan also indicating N55

The Indus Highway, also known by its technical designation N-55, is a 1,264 km long four-lane 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 links Peshawar, Darra Adam Khel, Kohat, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Shikarpur, Sindh, Larkana, Kotri and Haiderabad,

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