Islamabad Expressway

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Islamabad Expressway
اسلام آباد بزرگراه
Route information
Maintained by Capital Development Authority (Islamabad)
Length28 km (17 mi)
Major junctions
North endZero Point Interchange
 Faizabad Interchange
South endPakistan N-5.svg at T Chowk, Rawat
Highway system
Roads in Pakistan

The Islamabad Expressway or Islamabad Highway (Urdu: اسلام آباد بزرگراه‎) is a major north-south expressway in Islamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. The expressway provides quick access between Islamabad and Rawalpindi, connecting the national capital with the N-5 National Highway. It stretches from Zero Point Interchange with the Kashmir Highway in Islamabad to Rawat, Punjab on the N-5 National Highway.[1] The total length of the expressway is 28 kilometers (17 mi). The width varies from three lanes to five lanes.

Interchanges and exits[edit]

Exits Interchanges
Kashmir Highway Zero Point Interchange
Garden Avenue
(Sectors H-8/I-8)
Garden Interchange
IJP Road/Murree Road/Rawalpindi-City Faizabad Interchange
Dhoke Kala Khan
Sohan Interchange
Lehtrar Road/Khanna Khanna Interchange (Under Construction)
Rawalpindi-Chaklala Cantt/ Karaal Chowk Karaal Interchange
Gulberg Greens/Rawalpindi-Judicial Colony Gulberg InterchangeUnderpass
PWD Main Road PWD Interchange (Planned)
Naval Anchorage Road Nacal Anchorage Interchange
Defence II, Islamabad DHA Interchange (Planned)
N-5 National Highway T Chowk
Interchange (Planned)

2007 proposal[edit]

In 2007, the Capital Development Authority proposed to build three new interchanges on the highway at Karaal Chowk, Lehtrar Road and Dhok Kala Khan Road to make it signal free.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Access Islamabad". Islamabad Guide. Islamabad Capital Administration, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Islamabad Highway to be signal free". Daily Times. 18 October 2007. Retrieved 5 January 2012.

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